Abu Umar al-Shishani, a deputy military Amir of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization. Photo https://ssu.gov.ua/ua/

17 November 2019, 09:38

Georgian law enforcers name Umar al-Shishani's deputy detained in Ukraine

Abu Umar al-Shishani, a deputy military Amir of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court, who was detained in Ukraine, is Tsezar Tokhosashvili, a native of the Pankisi Gorge. In Tbilisi, he had been sentenced in absentia to imprisonment, the State Security Service (SSS) of Georgia has announced.

According to the Security Service of Ukraine (known as the SBU), since 2013, a citizen of Georgia, nicknamed Al Bara Shishani, had been a deputy of Abu Umar al-Shishani, the military Amir of the IS. In 2018, he moved to Ukraine with a fake passport, where he continued coordinating the IS' activities.

According to the SSS of Georgia, Tokhosashvili was closely associated with Tarkhan Batirashvili, known as the "Military Minister" of the IS nicknamed as Abu Umar al-Shishani, also a native of Georgia.

Georgian law enforcers have established that Tsezar Tokhosashvili went to Syria in 2014, and began fighting against the government forces.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 20, 2019 at 05:34 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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