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Special Purpose Islamic Regiment


Details
Center of GravityChechnya
ScopeNational
Area of OperationRussia
GoalChechen separatist movement
StatusActive
StatusDesignated Terrorist Organization
Core membership1001
Alias(es)SPIR
Former leaderMovsar Barayev
Formed1998
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableOne of three groups that helped carry out seizure of Dubrovka Theater in Moscow in October 2002.
 
 
Sources
1U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.
2'Late 1990s.'
 
 
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