Katiba al Muhajireen is a hardline Sunni militia that includes hundreds of foreign fighters. It is estimated that there could be as many as 80 British jihadists in Syria, among as many as 700 Europeans. The Katiba al Muhajireen, now part of a jihadi alliance, perhaps under the umbrella of the al-Nasra Front or the ISIS, is comprised mostly of Chechen and Russian fighters but there are many other recruits from America, Sweden, Britain and across Europe. First known for its work with Al Nusra Front with suicide missions, the Muhajireen Brigade is distinguished from other Syrian rebel groups by militants from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate originating in Chechnya. Orders are often given in Arabic, which are then translated into different languages including: Chechen, Tajik, Turkish, French, Saudi dialects, and Urdu.VideoVideo: 2013 Commander Abu Musab speaks in a clear British accent.Video: 2013 Abu Omar, has a red beard and what appears to be a North…
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