Abu Omar al-Shishani, Soviet-born Georgian ISIS militant, Died at 30


Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili was born on February 11, 1986, and died on March 14, 2016.

He was known by his nom de guerre Abu Omar al-Shishani or Omar al-Shishani.

He was a Georgian Kist jihadist.

He served as a commander for the Islamic State in Syria, and a former sergeant in the Georgian Army.

Abu Omar al-Shishani veteran of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, Batirashvili became a jihadist after being discharged from the Georgian military and served in various command positions with Islamist militant groups fighting in the Syrian Civil War.

Abu Omar al-Shishani was previously the leader of the rebel group Muhajireen Brigade (Emigrants Brigade), and its successor, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (Army of Emigrants and Supporters).

Abu Omar al-Shishani passed away at 30 yrs old due to injuries from a airstike.