The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' leader has left the city as his group's defences are crumbling, leaving his increasingly frustrated fighters behind.
The Afghan-based group of Tajik militants reportedly has less than 100 fighters and is too feeble to threaten the Tajik government.
The militants massing in northern Afghanistan represent a stew of nationalities and groups.
Putting the long-time fugitive on trial is a major victory against terrorism and extremism, observers say.
The Imam Bukhari Jamaat group said earlier it was leaving Syria for Afghanistan because of heavy losses, but a new video suggests otherwise.
The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is facing a steep decline in revenue, which is devastating the morale of its fighters, experts tell Diyaruna.
Many disillusioned Kyrgyz are abandoning jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, but others continue to be duped by extremist recruiters, authorities warn.
Three Tajik men fell for 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' tactics that prey on potential recruits' problems with money.
A new video that shows very young boys executing men who oppose the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is blatant child abuse, experts say.
Authorities identified a terrorist financing scheme under the cover of business activity in Bishkek.