Islam Seit-Umarovich Atabiyev
Born: 29 June 1983;
Place of Birth: Stavropol Region, Russia;
Passport Number: 620169661 (Russia); alt. 9103314932 (Russia), issued 16 August 2003;
Atabiyev swore an oath of allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in December 2013.
Atabiyev who also goes by Abu Jihad, is an ethnic Karachai who is responsible for Furat Media, the Russian-language media arm for the IS group (previous-he was mistakenly identified as a Chechen).
In October 2013, ISIL appointed Atabiyev as governor of the town of Al-Dana in Syria’s Idlib province after he participated in battles against Syrian regime forces.
In 2013, he also maintained a school in Syria to indoctrinate and train Syrian boys to become future fighters for ISIL.
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