Riyad us-Saliheyn Martyrs' Brigade (RSRSBCM)

The Riyad us-Saliheyn Martyrs Brigade objective is the formation of an independent Islamic republic in Chechnya (and other primarily Muslim parts of Russia such as Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, Ossetia and Tataria). The group was founded and led by Shamil Basayev under the name of Riyadus Salihiin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs (later also known as Islamic Brigade of Shaheeds) during October 1999.IdeologyRadical Islamic doctrine – Wahabbism. Since the re-formation of Riyad, the brigade appears to have adopted an Ingush identity. Previously, when commanded by Shamil Basayev, it had a strictly Chechen cause and identity.TacticsRiyad uses extremist tactics such as suicide bombings, explosives, targeting high profile targets in urban centres civilians. The group is known for using 'Black Widows”, which are members of the Caucasus Emirate's female suicide bomber group. The Black Widows are mostly wives or daughters of family members killed during…

Riyad us-Saliheyn Martyrs' Brigade (RSRSBCM), also known as Riyadh-as-Saliheen, Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs, Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage, Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion, Sabotage and Military Surveillance Group of the Riyadh al-Salihin Martyrs, Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Shahids (Martyrs), Riyadus Salihiin, Riyāḍ-us-Ṣāliḥīn Battalion, Caucasian Martyrs Brigade is an active group formed c. 2000.
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