Family of Batirashvili got official notice from Syria about his death
 Tbilisi 12:44 - 15.07.16 «GHN»
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In the Pankisi valley in a village Birkiani The family of Tarkhan Teimurazovich Batirashvili (afterwards Abu Omar al-Shishani) approved that he is dead. The information disseminated by the "20/30 news".

The locals in Pankisi inform that in his home only his father (ethnic Georgian Orthodox) is living now, the gates are open for visitors and people are expressing its condolences for a death of his son. They got official information about a death of his son. "They got phone calling from Syria, " - one of the village dwellers,  Temur Mutoshvili informs.

At the same timethe Islamic State Amaq News Agency confirmed that Shishani was killed in July 2016 during a fighting.


For your notice, Tarkhan Teimurazovich Batirashvili was born in the Georgian SSR, Soviet Union (now Georgia) in 1986. His father, Teimuraz Batirashvili, is an ethnic Georgian and Orthodox Christian. His mother was a Muslim Kist - an ethnic Chechen subgroup from Georgia's Pankisi Gorge-of the Melkhi clan.

In mid of 2013, Batirashvili made an oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and was appointed northern commander for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Omar al-Shishani, was a Georgian Kist jihadist who served as a commander for the Islamic State in Syria and previously was serving as a sergeant in the Georgian Army, recruited into a special reconnaissance group. His unit was trained by US special forces, and Batirashvili was reportedly a "star pupil". He rose to the rank of sergeant in a newly formed intelligence unit, and during the 2008 Russian-Georgian War he served near the front line in the Battl of Tskhinvali, spying on Russian tank columns and relaying their coordinates to Georgian artillery units. Batirashvili's unit inflicted serious damage on the Russians, and among the actions they participated in, was an attack on a column of the Russian 58th Army during which the commander of the 58th Army, General Anatoly Khrulyov was wounded.

 



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