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Shamil Basayev

Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade Commander


ImportanceVery High
Means of DeathGun battle with Russian security forces
Date of DeathJuly 10, 2006
Location of DeathEkazhevo, Russia3
AffiliationIslamic International Peacekeeping Brigade1
Full Given NameShami Salmanovich Basayev
Age at Death41
Date of BirthJan. 14, 19652
Place of BirthVedeno, Chechnya2
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)
  • Russian Passport No. 623334.
  • Assets frozen by United States Aug. 8, 2003.
  • Narrative and Notes (Possible)
  • Served two years in Russian military in 1980s.1
  • Sources and Notes

    1 Finch, Maj. Raymond C. 'A Face of Future Battle: Chechen Fighter Shamil Basayev.' Military Review, June 1997.
    2 U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control press release, Aug. 8, 2003.
    3 Russian FSB web site.

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