Shamil Basayev
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Overview

Shamil Basayev is one of several possible identities of The Emir mentioned in Rhea's Confession.

Basayev was born and had family in Vedeno, and was a Chechen rebel leader until his death in July 2006. Alongside Ibn al-Khattab, he led the Invasion of Dagestan in 1999, triggering the Second Chechen War. He and Khattab were accused by the Russian FSB of masterminding the Russian Apartment Bombings1 of September 2009.

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