UPDATE: The individual who writes the Kavkaz-Jihād Blog has translated what the Amīr of Wilāyah Dagestan Ḥaṣan stated. It is unedited below:
Here is the translation, witha adaptations of the transcript of the latest messgae of Amir Hassan about the changes in the leadership of the W. Dagestan, as a consequence of the Martyrdom of Amir Sayfullah aka Magomedali Vagabov (ra). He also renew the Bayah given to the CE Amir, Abu Uthman (ha), on behalf of the Mujahideen of Dagestan.
Assalam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu, brothers.
A lot of time have passed since the martyrdom (Insha’Allah) of our brother Seyfullah. He has done a lot of work in the way of Allah, may Allah reward him with good. May Allah accept his Jihad, and may He increases his reward in Heaven. We will, Insha’Allah, all achieve it. We came here to die on the path of Allah, to establish Its law on earth. Either Allah will give us the martyrdom in His path, or the victory over the infidels.
Today, some Amirs can not be here for a good reasons: Amir Habib and Amir al-Bara. There are some changes after the Seyfullah’s martyrdom. I thought and consulted with my brothers and the decisions were made: I appoint as my Naib (deputy), Hassan, who is now the Amir of the Northern sector. He will be my first Naib, Insha’Allah, the second Naib will be Salih, who is the Amir of the Central Sector. As Amir of the Makhachkala-Kaspiysk(1) sector, I have appointed al-Bara, who was the Amir of Kaspiysk. Now we have there a brother, Isa, Al-HamduLillah, a knowledgable brother. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds that we have such brothers here. We have appointed him as the Amir of Riyadh-us-Saliheen group(2). Insha’Allah, he will act, as we have discussed earlier Insha’Allah. We will also continue to bring horrors to the infidels, in their territories. They think that this (Dagestan and the Caucasus ) is the only place of this war. Insha’Allah, we will carry this war into their territory, with the help of Allah. As for Daud of Makhachkala, the Amir of the special group – today, I removed him from this post, but he remains the Amir of the group, but a special group among us, is no longer needed today. So, by and large, we are all – all Mujahideen, who are in the Caucasus Emirate and the earth in general, members of these special groups, Al-HamduLillah. Daud and its group will be subordinated to the sector Amir, al-Bara. I also appoint Abu Yasser, as the Qadi of the southern sector.
And so, Al-HamduLillah, praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds that Allah gives us the opportunity to perform this Jihad in Its path. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, this is a Ni’mat – a favor from Allah. May Allah reward us with a blessing and accepts our Jihad, may He increases our rewards and our level in Heaven. May He allows us to be with the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (saws) on the Judgement day. We, the Mujahideen of Dagestan – which are subordinated to me, we renew our Bayah to Abu Uthman, the Amir of the Caucasus Emirate, may Allah preserves him. We will, Insha’Allah, obey him as long as he follows the Qu’ran and the Sunnah…
1. In the video he says Makhachkala, not Shamilkala.
2. The Ryadh us-Saliheen battalion have groups in every Wilayah of the CE. The battalion is formally in charge of the martyrdom operations.
NOTE: This video was released through the Kavkaz-Jihād Blog, which is connected to the Kavkaz Center, which is the official media outlet of the Caucasus Emirate. This video was originally taped on October 19th. According to the blog, the following individuals are in the video (in the order of appearance):
- Amīr Pushtun of the Temir-Khān-Shūrā Jamā’at (he died on Nov 13.)
- Amīr ‘Abdullah
- Amīr of Wilāyah Dagestan, Ḥaṣan
- Amīr Ḥaṣan of the Northern sector
- Amīr Ṣaliḥ of the Central sector
- Amīr Eisar of the Riyāḍ us-Ṣaliḥīn Jamā’at (also known as the Caucasus Martyrs Brigade)