Jihad leader Shamil Basayev, who has made it clear that he is fighting for his “Faith,” has announced that 217 warriors of jihad are responsible for the assault in Nalchik last Thursday: “Shamil Basayev: ‘Nalchik attacked by 217 Mujahideen,'” from the jihadist Kavkaz Center site, with thanks to Zalbion:
Bismillahi-Rahmani-Rahim! (In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful!)
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, Who made us Muslims and blessed us with Jihad on His Straight Path!
Peace and blessings to Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him), His Family, his disciples and all of those who follow him till the Judgement Day!
Almighty Allah (SWT) in the Holy Koran says: “Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have died, and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least.” (The Allies, 23)
Alhamdulillah (Praise to God), by the mercy of Allah, Mujahideen of Kabardino-Balkarian sector of the Caucasian Front have carried out large-scale assault operation against the Russian invaders and their henchmen in the city of Nalchik on 13 October, 2005.
217 Mujahideen participated in the assault operation, who at 9:14 a.m. simultaneously stormed 15 military objects of all power structures of KB in territory of city…
During the assault operation more 300 (about 140 killed and more than 160 wounded) kafirs [unbelievers] and minafiqs [hypocrites] were eliminated and wounded, mainly newly arrived Special Forces members. Three halicopters and a few units of military hardware were destroyed, war booty captured.
Exactly after 2 hours at 11:15 a.m. the main units of Mujahideen left the city.
Our casulties — 41 Shaheeds [marytrs], insha Allah [Allah willing].
He concludes these holy musings with “Victory or Paradise!”