The first jihadist private military company in the history of the Middle East, Malhama Tactical, is training armed, outlawed gangs active in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone, Nezavisimaya Gazeta wrote.

The free-news.su news and analytics outlet reported, citing “opposition sources,” that the Syrian air force had allegedly killed the company’s leader Abu Salman al-Belarusi, also known as Abu Rofiq, in southern Idlib.

According to the news outlet, Abu Rofiq, 24, comes from Uzbekistan and speaks Russian well. Open sources say that the company comprises more than 50 militants, most of whom originate from Central Asia and the North Caucasus.

The media said earlier that Malhama Tactical members had demonstrated top combat efficiency in the city of Aleppo in 2016 and later in the Idlib and Latakia provinces.

They release videos on how to handle weapons and carry out military operations, while on Twitter, they invite “qualified instructors, promising good wages, a weekly day-off, and a stable and interesting job.”

“I don’t rule out that apart from Malhama Tactical, there also are other private military companies and organizations in Syria that provide training to terrorist groups fighting against Damascus,” said military expert Colonel Shamil Gareyev.

He pointed out that the media had reported about US military experts training former Syrian militants who ensured the security of organizations opposing the Assad regime. “These are private military companies, and only American ones, but their jihadist clones may emerge,” Gareyev noted.

“There is no information about the exact number of Russians and other CIS nationals fighting in Syria. However, I think there are many of them. Presuming that outlawed armed groups in Idlib consist of about 80,000 members, then there must be at least 5,000 to 6,000 Russian-speaking militants. Their wives and kids have started returning to Russia and other CIS countries. Chances are that once the militant groups are defeated, the terrorists and members of these jihadist private military companies, set up with the assistance of Russia’s enemies, will follow the women and children. We are bracing for that,” the expert emphasized.

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Source: TASS

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Mykola Kuzmenko

So many things wrong – first of all “malhama tactical” is not thing more than a dress-up gang which primarily makes videos, “cool” pictures with weapons, and begging donations on telegram channel. They aim at naive Ukrainian “patriots”. Second of all Baltabaev Sukhrob aka Abu Rafiq aka Abu Sulman Belarus is not 24, he was born in 1993. Third – he faked his death before – in 2017, after calling ISIS “dogs and pigs”while begging for money on live chat, Islamic State jihadists promised to cut his tongue out. He got scared shitless – even in Idlib, which controlled by… Read more »

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Thanks to FSB for the ID, you rock.
The guy has it all wrong, even by calling ISIS “dogs and pigs” : they’re obviously cockroaches and termites…
If we catch this idiot, what do you prefer? Shall we give him to FSB or make him a “Bigeard’s shrimp”, offering him nice concrete shoes and a helicopter trip over the sea?
So… Baltabaev Sukhrob Muratovich… We take note, thank you.

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Mykola Kuzmenko

If you want to know more about this loser, here is a good article. When I first read it, the article answered a lot of questions and explained many discrepancies I found in the “Abu Rofoq’s” fairy tales
https://www.wardiary.net/home/malhama-tactical-so-called-islamic-private-military-company-myth-and-reality

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Excellent Analysis Mykola Kuzmenko. They were being projected as Superman, Batman & Captain America all packed into 1.

As for the branding I could not but laugh at the Malhama Tactical name spray painted under the bridge must have gone to great lengths to get a big ladder / truck and climb up to just spray paint using so much of paint. As you rightly said these guys are no different from beggars at traffic signals.

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Why do they wear a MONKEY mask? We know what is behind the Mask!

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Hopefully many will meet their demise. Syria should enact a National civilian bounty hunter program. Wanted Dead or Alive. The military cannot be everywhere.

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Not only national : international bounty… And just do just like Israel did after Munich : even more than 20 years later, some of the remaining responsible got retribution… Same for Chechen jihadi leaders : GRU eveb bombed their former “prez” Yandarbijev’s car in Doha, Qatar, and the 2 other prez (Dudayev and Mashkadov) of “Chechen Islamic republic of of Ichkeria” were killed too. In fact, on about 25 leaders of the 2 Chechen wars+Dagestan conflict, I think that only 2 are still alive, 1 got life in prison in Russia, the other is on the run… Make them know… Read more »

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De alguna forma deben crear leyes en sus naciones para incautar los bienes de los financistas de los terroristas.

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Not so simple when you have China vetoing the blacklisting of global terrorists at UNSC level, moreover, all the groups are state-funded, often through NGO like Qatar-Charity, etc. and the 4 main state-sponsors manage to gain some protections from crooked powerful politicians like Killary or Jiping…