ISIS defeat in war zones and wrinkles terrorists are pushing foreign fighters to return and change their targets. Old Continent seek to strike at the heart, according to statements and strategies made public through the networks of the leaders of the Islamic State, after heavy losses suffered in recent months.
Fugitive number 1 called Lavdrim Muhaxheri also known as the “Butcher of the Balkans”, known especially for terror spread through the network in 2014, when 29-year-old Kosovo Albanian posting pictures and photos of what he terming as “traitors”.
Muhaxheri, also known by the name Abu Abdullah al-Kosovo has long been regarded as one of the leaders of ISIS, after climbing as head of the Balkan Brigade jihadists and that many times is said to have died in Syria.
But in August last year he was alive and smiling with a Kalashnikov in hand.
But what is the worst, according to what the results L’ESPRESSO, the Italian secret service sources in Kosovo is the “butcher of Kacanik” (a small town in Kosovo, the Macedonian border known as a center for jihadists ) a few months back in his homeland, in Kosovo together with about 300-400 members of the Islamic caliphate.
Arriving in Kosovo Lavdrim seems Muhaxheri made by Macedonia in mid-November. After that, the heads of the secret services have put in work KIA Kosovo Intelligence Agency and counterterrorism units in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo.
But the executioner seems to have lost track again.
Returning Muhaxheri in the Balkans, according to the Italian secret services it is considered as a very serious threat not only for the area Balkans but also for many European countries, where the leader of the jihadist from Kosovo (introduced in the global list of terrorists by the US in 2014), has many contacts and is able to hit.
The jihadist network “butcher” is branched. But not only that Muhaxheri has a very good knowledge of the enemy, because before he became one of the leaders of the jihadists, worked at the US base Bondsteel in Kosovo and before that worked for NATO in Afghanistan.
“Lavdrim Muhaxheri is a threat,” he wrote in his main title, BalkanInsight on November 18, shortly after the arrest of 19 terrorists who were preparing terrorist attacks in Albania and Kosovo. In the center of the terrorist attacks was actually become an explosive eruption in Albania-Israel international match to be played in Shkodra.
But exactly these alerts and Muhaxheri’s arrival in Kosovo, put on alert half of the world’s intelligence agencies, which avoided one of the events that could be among the bloodiest of recent years.
Those arrested, according to sources from the Kosovo police, were coordinated by Lavdrim Muhaxheri from Syria where he was. But in the days when the action took place, one of the leaders of ISIS originally from Kaçaniku, had returned home. And there is no possibility that Muhaxheri launched to Syria, seeing his links with Italy.
In December of 2015 during the operation codenamed “Van Damme” was dismantled terrorist cells operating between Kosovo and Italy as its leader had Imishtin Samet, who lived between Brescia and Kosovo.
In the house of the arrested in Kosovo, they found evidence of his relationship with Muhaxheri exactly according to what Il Giornale.
The Syrian government’s main supply lines to Aleppo are the roads from the south. This has been especially so since the Jihadi capture of most of the province of Idlib together with its regional capital in the first half of 2015.
As the noose tightens on the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo, with their latest counter-offensive repulsed and reports that the eastern districts of the city under Jihadi control are running out of essential fuel and other supplies as the cold weather closes in, the Jihadis attempted on 1st November 2016 to try to turn the tables on the Syrian army by cutting its road links to the south of the city.
The Jihadi attempt to do this failed and was quickly repulsed, but in the process it exposed the truth of how the war in Syria is actually being fought.
It has become an article of faith in the West that the Jihadi fighters in eastern Aleppo are “moderate rebels” and that Jabhat Al-Nusra (ie. Al-Qaeda) accounts for any small fraction of them.
It is also an article of faith in the West that the Jihadi fighters in eastern Aleppo – including those belonging to Jabhat Al-Nusra – are deadly enemies of ISIS, and have nothing in common with ISIS.
It is also continuously claimed in the West that the Syrian army and Russia are only engaging in token fighting against ISIS, and that they are almost exclusively concerned with fighting the “moderate rebels” in Aleppo and elsewhere, who are trying to overthrow the Syrian government.
Some Western commentators have gone even further, and have come close to saying that Russia, the Syrian government and ISIS are in de facto alliance with each other, as all three are collectively waging war on the “moderate rebels” who are trying to overthrow the Syrian government rather than fight each other.
The Jihadi attempt to cut the Syrian army’s supply lines south of Aleppo which took place on 1st November 2016 shows how completely wrong these claims are.
The attack was actually carried out by ISIS. Moreover the attack was clearly coordinated with Jabhat Al-Nusra (ie. with Al-Qaeda) which carried out a similar attack in the same area just days before.
As recent events have shown, Jabhat Al-Nusra (ie. Al-Qaeda) is the dominant force in eastern Aleppo, though contrary to Western claims ISIS definitely has a presence there, as confirmed by this 10th October 2016 report by RT’s Murad Gazdiev, which shows Jabhat Al-Nusra and ISIS flags flying together in the city.
As our contributor Afra’a Dagher – who is a Syrian writer actually writing for The Duran from Syria – has repeatedly warned, the alphabet soup of differently named Jihadi groups in Syria merely disguises a single continuum of violent Wahhabi Jihadis all committed to the same cause: the overthrow of the Syrian government and the establishment of a sectarian Wahhabi exclusively Sunni state in its place.
Here is how Afra’a Dagher explained the role of ISIS in the Syrian conflict
“The “Islamic State” has been designed to attract Takfiri (NB: Wahhabi – AM) fighters from all over the world to join the war against Syria. That way the war to destroy Syria and break the Axis of Resistance is fought with no shortage of fanatical recruits. The war is sponsored and funded by Saudi Arabia, the true factory of Wahhabism, as well as by countries like Qatar and Turkey.”
Whilst there undoubtedly are tensions between the senior Al-Qaeda and ISIS political leaderships, these have no practical relevance to the situation on the ground, where fighters from the different groups work continuously to defeat their common enemy, which is the Syrian government and Russia.