Basra (?-2002), Riaz

Date: 
24 Juin, 2008
Auteur: 
Baixas Lionel

Former chief of the Khalid bin Walid Unit of Afghan Mujahideen in Afghanistan, he was a founder, along with Akram Lahori and Malik Ishaque, of the breakaway Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ; Army of Jhangvi), and became its chief commander until he was killed on May 14, 2002. The LeJ was allegedly created as its founders believed the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) was deviating from the ideals of its slain co-founder, Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, and that these ideals ought to be implemented by force. The basic aim of LeJ, banned since August, 2001, is to impose a Sunni State, primarily through violent means, and it targets systematically Shias.

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Baixas Lionel, Basra (?-2002), Riaz, Violence de masse et Résistance - Réseau de recherche, [en ligne], publié le : 24 Juin, 2008, accéder le 27/04/2020, http://bo-k2s.sciences-po.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance/fr/document/basra-2002-riaz, ISSN 1961-9898
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