Abu Omar al-Shishani, Georgian jihadist, Died at 30

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Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili was born on February 11, 1986, and presumedly dead in July 2016.

He was known by his nom de guerre Abu Omar al-Shishani, or Omar al-Shishani.

He was a Georgian Kist jihadist who served as a commander for the Islamic State in Syria, and before that as a sergeant in the Georgian Army.

He was a veteran of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War.

He became jihadist after being discharged from the Georgian military and served in various command positions with Islamist militant groups fighting in the Syrian Civil War.

Abu Omar al-Shishani was previously the leader of the rebel group Muhajireen Brigade (Emigrants Brigade), and its successor, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (Army of Emigrants and Supporters).

Abu Omar al-Shishani joined the Islamic State and rapidly became a senior commander in the organization, directing a series of battles and ultimately earning a seat on ISIL’s shura council.

Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili passed away at 30 years old.

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