Kavkaz Center's editorial staff received an e-mail containing a statement signed by Huzeifa, a deputy of the Amir of the Jamaat Kataib al-Hawl (Wilayah Iriston, the Emirate of Caucasus). KC is publishing the statement, which says that the operation aimed at eliminating Mark Metsayev, the ringleader of the "organized crime dept." of the "Republic of North Ossetia-Alania", was carried out by Ossetian Mujahideen.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and He is the Only One deserving to be worshiped.
I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah Alone, to Whom His righteous slaves direct their prayers and hopes. We supplicate only to Him, only in Him we seek refuge from the evil that can befall our souls and our deeds.
May peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and his companions, and also upon those who followed them with sincere hearts. May peace be upon those who do the profitable trade with their Lord, heading for the mercy of Allah the Almighty.
By the mercy of Allah the Greatest, Who has no associates, 30 Safar (07.03.2008) in the evening, Mujahideen from Jamaat Kataib al-Hawl in Iriston carried out a planned operation in the center of Jihadhaw (Vladikavkaz) town, aimed at eliminating Mark Metsayev, an enemy of Allah.
The ringleader of North Ossetian "organized crime dept." was eliminated by the Mujahideen from a rear group of the Iriston Jamaat. By the will of Allah, this operation was successful, despite the fact that the main strength of the Jamaat for a long time had been outside of the Wilayah's territory, participating in operations outside Iriston.
The operation was carried out in a street called Gorky street, in the center of Jihadhaw town, in an area with dense location of kafir bases. It is the area where the "republican Ministry of the Interior", the "FSB office", the base of "police commandos" and the "school of the Ministry of the Interior" are located.
The Mujahideen knew that that evening Metsayev was expected to return from a routine gathering with his bosses and accomplices, so the Mujahideen promptly organized an ambush on the route used by the enemy of Allah. One of the Mujahideen blocked the path of Metsayev's off-road vehicle with his car, in order to prevent him from escaping the attack zone and eliminate him with a permission from Allah.
Once the vehicle stopped, the Mujahideen unleashed intense fire on the kafir's off-road vehicle with assault rifles from two directions, and left the operation area and returned to an operational base only after making sure that Metsayev was dead.
Metsayev's only action was an attempt to escape the attack zone, the kafir did not attempt to shoot back. The Mujahideen who finished that impious dog saw that his hands were not occupied by a weapon.
During the operation the Mujahid who blocked the vehicle of the enemy of Allah with his car was slightly injured.
This enemy of Allah was warned earlier that we knew about his orders to sadistically torture prisoners in the "regional organized crime dept.", and his personal involvement in it.
We also knew what kinds of methods those shayatin with human appearance from the "regional organized crime dept." and "FSB" used to torture wounded young Mujahideen of one of the Jamaat active in the territory of Mozdok district of Iriston and in the territory of Kabarda and Balkaria, who were imprisoned as a result of a gunbattle that took place 6 Safar this year.
Insha'Allah, it was not hard for us to carry out an operation aimed at freeing Geor Alibekov, who in exchange for his liberation passed to the Mujahideen information about a large ammunition dump belonging to one of the half-legal militias under intelligence agencies control.
As a result we captured and relocated a large amount of weapons, ammunition and military equipment, which, with Allah's permission, we will use in the path of Allah, against kuffar. It included three high caliber mortars and more than two thousand shells for them, an automatic cannon used on BMP-2 with ammunition, DShK and KPVT heavy machine guns with a large amount of ammunition, and much else.
We will strain far more efforts to release Muslims who were imprisoned by kuffar and munafiqun.
We are also conducting a detailed analysis of the situation and tactical planning of operations in South Iriston, in a zone of the conflict between Ossetian and Georgian crusaders.
The Mujahideen of Kataib al-Hawl are warning all enemies of Allah, kafir combatants in Iriston: for the time being we have been killing only you, we did not target your homes during our operations, in order to avoid casualties among members of your families.
Today we are warning you regarding Muslim women. If we will receive information that some of you participated in capturing Muslim women or humiliating them, or harmed them with word or action, we will bring the war to your homes. Remember it very good.
And we don't differentiate between territories where you will oppress our sisters or their nationalities, the Mujahideen of Kataib al-Hawl swore each other to love for the sake of Allah.
Islam is our nationality and believers are our nation, it is our brotherhood and our kinship.
A drop of a believer's blood from Ingushetia, Kabarda, Ichkeria and any other place on Allah's earth is more precious for us than both Iristons with what they contain except belief.
During the next month we will send a message from Amir Saad to the youth of Iriston, inshaAllah.
A deputy of the Amir of Jamaat Kataib al-Hawl