The Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) issued a eulogy for Sheikh Abu Musab al-Saif, the ?Shari?a responsible man? of the Checken mujahideen, on the group?s website yesterday, December 13, 2005. The GSPC sends condolences from the mujahideen in Algeria to those in Chechnya, describing al-Seif as a ?visionary? and a symbol of preaching jihad. Further, they state that the Islamic nation that produced such a leader is capable of producing others to take their place, the ongoing ?blessed jihad? will be more insistent to carry on the Chechen way.
According to media reports, Abu Omar al-Saif, a Saudi scholar who has been affiliated with al-Qaeda leadership in Chechnya, was killed during a confrontation with Russian soldiers near Dagestan during the beginning of this December.
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