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North Caucasus jihadists’ money traces back to Saudi Arabia and Osama bin Laden


Money Jihad

The seed money of major North Caucasus or Chechen terrorist groups such as the Caucasus Emirate, the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade (IIPB), the Special Purpose Islamic Regiment (SPIR) and the Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs (RSRSBCM) can all be traced back to Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

Although we don’t yet know to which groups the two Russian-born brothers of Chechen descent who were identified as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings may belong, it’s important to take a look back at the origins of the money behind the North Caucasus jihadist network overall.

Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade

The Council on Foreign Relations says that, “According to the U.S. State Department, the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade is the primary channel for Islamic funding of the Chechen guerillas, in part through links to al-Qaeda-related financiers on the Arabian Peninsula.”

The Middle East Forum has more on IIPB:

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2 thoughts on “North Caucasus jihadists’ money traces back to Saudi Arabia and Osama bin Laden

  1. Pingback: Seems Bomber Jihadists’ Money Traces Back to Saudi Arabia and Osama | askmarion

  2. Thanks for the coverage! I think we’ll find that the cost of the bomb materials is small compared to the huge amount of money that the Saudis and men like Bin Laden have raised and paid to inculcate the next generation of jihadists like the Tsarnaev brothers.

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