Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade

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Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade
Исламская международная миротворческая бригада
Participant in War of Dagestan
Flag of the Majlis of Muslims of Ichkeria and Dagestan.png
Active 1998–2002
Ideology Islamic fundamentalism
Separatism
Religious nationalism
Leaders Ibn al-Khattab 
Shamil Basayev 
Headquarters Grozny, Chechnya
Area of operations
Size 1,000–3,000[1]
Part of Congress of the Peoples of Ichkeria and Dagestan
Allies Special Purpose Islamic Regiment
Opponents

 Russia

Battles and wars

Chechen–Russian conflict

The Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade (Russian: Исламская международная миротворческая бригада; abbreviated IIPB), also known as the Islamic International Brigade, the Islamic Peacekeeping Army, was the name of an international Islamist terrorist mujahideen[2] organization,[3][4][5] founded in 1998.

History[edit]

The unit was composed of between 400 and 1,500 militants, most of them Dagestanis (mainly Avars and Darginians), as well as Chechens, Arabs, Turks and other foreign fighters.[1][6][7]

Its Emirs (leaders) were the Arab Mujahid Ibn Al-Khattab and Chechen Shamil Basayev, and was active in the War in Dagestan where many of its members were killed or captured by Russian forces. Most of its remaining members fought in the Second Chechen War, in which its former leaders died (Khattab in March 2002 and Basayev in July 2006) The group is known for one of the infamous beheading of Six Russian captive video in 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CHECHNYA, WAHHABISM AND THE INVASION OF DAGESTAN Archived 2011-03-09 at WebCite
  2. ^ "Chapter 2 -- Country Reports: Europe and Eurasia Overview". 4 May 2007. Archived from the original on 4 May 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Terrorist Organization Profiles - START - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism". Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade (IIPB)". Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade (IIPB)". Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  6. ^ The Wolves of Islam: Russia and the Faces of Chechen Terror by Paul Murphy
  7. ^ "The Background of Chechen Independence Movement V: The Dagestan Provocation". Retrieved 22 September 2016.