Elusive "Minister of War" al-Tajiki Killed in Attack by Russian Air Force
Russian aviation destroyed the command post of terrorists and killed around 40 militants of ISIS, near Deir ez-Zor. The precise attack with concrete-bombs was carried out by Su-34 and Su-35 aircraft of the Russian Air Force. According to the latest information, four influential field commanders of the banned group were among the killed militants.
Among them was Gulmurod Khalimov, nicknamed Al-Tajiki. Military experts say that he was responsible for the recruitment of Muslims in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Natalya Goncharova will tell more. Gulmurod Khalimov, nicknamed Al-Tajiki, was the so-called «Minister of War» in the banned ISIS organization. He was in the command of the group.
According to the Iranian news agency, IRNA, it was he who later became the successor of Al-Baghdadi. Experts say that Khalimov was responsible for recruiting Muslims in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Khalimov started his career in the Soviet special forces. Later, he rose to the rank of commander of the Tajik Special Purpose Mobility Unit. He was a member of the presidential guard. He was also trained in the USA, on the Blackwater base. In courses funded by the US State Department, he learned how to predict and prevent terrorist attacks.
However, in 2015, he simply didn’t go to work. He left behind the official ID, his successful career, and state awards. It turned out that the head of the Tajik security services was into the ideas of radical Islam for several years. He joined the militants along with six subordinates. He told about his decision in an ISIS propaganda video. He criticized the system of work in the security agencies of Tajikistan. Every day, going to the office, look in the mirror and ask yourself whether you are ready to die for this state or not.
The General Prosecutor’s Office of Tajikistan began criminal proceedings against him under the articles of «Treason against the State», «Participation in a Criminal Group,» and «Participation in Hostilities Abroad.» The media repeatedly tried to bury Khalimov. In April, British The Times published an article. Journalists assured that Khalimov was killed in Mosul.
A military source claims that Khalimov was killed on third attempt as a result of a coalition attack on west of Mosul. This article is just one of many. Rumors about the liquidation of ex-head of the Tajik OMON, Gulmurod Khalimov, who joined the banned ISIS group, have been circulating in the Western media for a long time. Information has always been contradictory. He'd get either wounded or killed, and then would suddenly turn up alive.
The militants would diligently publish new photos of their so-called «Minister of War.» Now, this story is finally over.