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"Scorpions" sting mortally

Despite irretrievable losses, the number of volunteers in the Dagestan riot police does not decrease

Roman Ilyushchenko

For the speed of reaction and determination of the personnel, the unit of the Dagestan riot police under the command of Shamil Magomayev in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic is called the "Scorpion". The detachment was formed in July 1998, after a forceful attempt by supporters of the Khachilayev brothers to seize power. Acquisition was carried out according to extremely strict requirements: they took only their own people, many times checked for years in the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and special forces of the UIN. Further events confirmed the correctness of this decision.

The Wahhabi aggression of August 1999 of the neighboring Chechnya, the fighters of the newly created separate special battalion (RSD) of the patrol and inspection service of the police under the republic’s Ministry of Internal Affairs met in the Tsumadinsky district of Dagestan, from which the invasion began. Armed only light rifle weapons, they proved themselves as real warriors. Together with the militias and the republican riot police, the guys conducted a successful operation to liberate the village of Gigatli, crushing five fortified firing positions and destroying two snipers. Losses were avoided.

After that, the battalion was transferred to the Buinaksk district, in the so-called Kadar zone, where the battles were more intense. Having received the task of occupying the dominant height near the village of Dorheli, near the legendary Wolf Gate, the fighters overcame the fierce resistance of the Wahhabis entrenched there and captured it.

The battalion also participated in the clearing of the village of Karamakhi, which it would be more correct to call a repeated assault. During those battles, this unit lost its comrades: senior police sergeants Ramazan Magomedov, Magomed Shakhbanov, Gadzhibeg Bunyatov and junior police sergeant Ruslan Abdulkhamidov. All four posthumously awarded the Order of Courage.

In total, for those fights, state awards were awarded to a 104 man, and the commander of the battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Zagidov, was awarded the title Hero of Russia. He also became the first commander of the second Republican riot police, which was created by order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia from October 18 of 1999.

Weekday second riot police

The squadron received the name "Scorpion" for its ability to respond to lightning speed and for the dire consequences for the object of their attack with the initial low number of fighters (about 200 people). Scorpion also called a special scourge, believed to be woven into it with thorns, which punish especially dangerous criminals. The official name of the squadron is OMON-2 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Dagestan.

With the beginning of the second phase of the operation to eliminate bandits and after the transfer of hostilities to the territory of Chechnya, the detachment redeployed to border Khasavyurt, where he engaged in maintaining public order in the city, conducting raids, ambush events and special operations to detain the bandits involved in the attack on the republic. The result of his activity was the destruction of 67 members of the defeated "Khattab's army", the removal of 216 small arms, a huge amount of ammunition and drugs.

"Scorpions" sting mortally

After that, specific everyday life began for the Dagestani OMON forces, smoothly flowing from one special operation to another.

Today, the commander of the Dagestan riot police, police lieutenant colonel Shamil Khizrievich Magomayev is even approximately at a loss to name the number of operations carried out by the detachment. The account has been going on for hundreds of years. Participation of the detachment in the operation to destroy the famous band head Ruslan Gelayev received a wide response. When in the beginning of December 2003 of the year he tried to break through to Georgia, border guards and policemen were the first to stand in his way. The search for the gang in difficult geographical and climatic conditions was carried out throughout January 2004, and, admittedly, not quite effectively: the leader of the gang, who had studied the area well, together with his bodyguards managed to break away from the pursuit and hide.

28 February 2004, three groups of soldiers of the detachment concentrated around the village of Nizhny Khvarshni, where, according to operational data, Gelayev was hiding with his people. Suddenly, the 2 th operational company fighters from a well-arranged ambush opened fire. People were in a very disadvantageous position - on a narrow icy trail that ends in the abyss. To fight in such conditions is impossible. The gangsters counted on this. The first in front was a wounded platoon commander in front, police captain Ibrahim Musayev. Having lost his balance, the officer, contused by a grenade exploded next to him, began to crawl into the abyss. A friend rushed to help him - police lieutenant Idris Magomedov. Under the incessant fire, he tried to keep a wounded comrade by covering him with his body. Steep icy slope did not allow to carry out his plan: both officers fell into the abyss. Only a lieutenant could be saved. This day was the last for the remnants of the band Gelayev. He himself did not go far and was killed in a shootout with border guards, also natives of Dagestan.

Hunters and game

During the next operation in January 2006, in the area of ​​the village of Gimry, Untsukulsky District, the head patrol of the detachment was ambushed. A fierce firefight ensued on a difficult part of a mountain-wooded area. At the cost of his life, police lieutenant Tofik Novruzbekov and police ensign Mirza Akhmedov saved the lives of their comrades. At the same time, they not only ensured the withdrawal of the patrol, but also destroyed one and wounded two gangsters. A year later, working in the same area, riot policemen quitted up with the killers of their comrades in full. Then it was possible, without loss, to liquidate three and capture two gangsters in captivity, one of which was the leader of the Buinaksk sabotage and terrorist group.

One of the operations involving "scorpions" was carried out in October 2007, in the area of ​​the "famous" village of Gubden, Karabudakhkent district. A company of riot police under the command of an experienced commander - police major Magomed Magomedov is located on the slope of Mount Shovhal dominating the terrain. Their task was to block in the designated area surrounded by a gang. As it turned out, another detachment of bandits, who, not knowing it, moved directly to the OMON forces, moved to the aid of the surroundings. A short clash occurred unexpectedly for both sides. Ours had a slight advantage due to the fact that they were slightly higher.

The company commander, who had lost his brother in the battles in 1999, did not shy away from a collision. Realizing that the bandits will try to leave, he went to rapprochement with them. The Forest Guys, who had recently considered themselves hunters, turned out to be wild in a flash. Hurriedly moving away, leading indiscriminately shooting, they set fire to the dry forest, hoping to hide in the smoke. Magomedov, without stopping the persecution, tried to circumvent the outgoing "wahs" by blocking the paths known to him. The bandits managed to break away from the pursuit. On the way of their withdrawal, traces of blood, pieces of bloodied bandages, abandoned backpacks with food and medicines, which they carried to the encirclement, were found. Militants clearly did not expect prosecution in "their" territory. In that battle, two guys were easily hurt, the commander himself was not hooked only by a miracle - after the battle, he found two bullet holes in worn camouflage.

"The game of traffic police"

Memorial commander of the detachment Shamil Magomayev and another operation associated with Gubden. Not far from this ill-fated 21 village of October 2008, the gangsters managed to organize an ambush in which a column of Dagestan militiamen fell. After the attack on one of the traffic police posts on the federal highway Rostov - Baku, gangsters in a hijacked car disappeared into a forest belt. Hot on the heels of a organized group of prosecution, consisting of local police officers and two crews of soldiers of the detachment. As it became clear later, the “rebels” prepared a trap in advance. When a convoy of UAZ policemen entered the forest, it was attacked by all the canons of the partisan war, undermining the first and last vehicles and mercilessly shooting the rest of the crews with automatic weapons and grenade launchers. Then the police lieutenant Zubair Akhmedov and police ensign Azizahmed Eskers died. The search for the murderers in hot pursuit by the forces of the arrived reinforcement did not yield any results, but after a few days the attackers received retribution. Two of them were detained, while four were resisted when resisting.

To beat on the sly, to strike unexpectedly in the back, to attack from ambushes - the methods of a small, weak, but organized and cunning enemy. In order to find an antidote, to develop his tactics, time is needed, which, as a rule, is sorely lacking. And yet, the guys from the second riot policemen have a lot of masterfully performed operations that have not been appreciated by specialists. These include the “game in the traffic police”, that is, the task of covering the traffic police.

In 2010, a gang of four appeared in Makhachkala specializing in attacks on DPS posts. People died, along with tension and fear grew and distrust of law enforcement. In just one day, seven inspectors died at once. The task of neutralizing the killers was put by the Minister of Internal Affairs personally to the commander of the riot police. It was not easy to calculate the impudent criminals who did not leave witnesses. On the same day, several crews of civilian vehicles with “scorpions” drove into the city to conduct covert surveillance of vehicles passing near posts. Special attention was paid to the white "Zhiguli" 6 model. And now good luck. A quick diversion, a few well-aimed shots and the result - a gang of thugs ceased to exist.

Awards for "scorpions"

There are more than enough people willing to get a job in the legendary unit. The commander has the opportunity, even for sergeant positions, to select candidates with higher education, but priority is given not to holders of university “floats” and red diplomas, but to people who are enduring, physically strong, and morally stable. Appreciates his squad and native ministry. Recently, a beautiful town has been built for them, in which there is everything necessary for service and recreation: from a comfortable gym and an excellent dining room to cozy cabin rooms and its helipad.

The squad that actually participates in the undeclared war deserves this.

Alas, no one has yet learned to fight without losses. And this unit continues to carry them. Today, the lists of the dead, who gave their lives for the Motherland, the people and the faith of their ancestors, are 22 people. The last fighter squad lost in the summer of 2012, during a special operation in the village of Kvanada, Tsumadinsky district.

Riot policemen worked out the task of checking abandoned houses on the outskirts of the village. Police junior sergeant David Kusaev first stepped into the house and met eight bullets fired at him by the leader of the Tsumadinskoye sabotage and terrorist group Nazmudin Najmudinov, who was hiding in the house (destroyed during the battle). The last thing David managed to do was shouting the others about the danger. Seven bullets withstood David’s body armor, eighth, ricocheting, hit his head ...

Before being transferred to the special police unit, David served, and not badly, in one of the republican FSO units. Handsome, tall, tall, he enjoyed success with women and respected colleagues. But the guy wanted a real male job. The question of his translation was long resolved, and when the order came, David was happy. The operation in Kwanada was the third for him. The commander introduced the sergeant to the state award. But he is not sure that the show will pass. The state of “scorpions” does not indulge lately.

The commander of the detachment, Shamil Magomayev, has two Orders of Courage and two medals "For Courage". Unfortunately, I did not have time to ask for what exactly he received them.
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  1. esaul
    esaul 12 June 2013 07: 56
    Well done boys. Both men are normal and warriors are worthy. Highlanders from time immemorial have been brought up in the cult of the warrior. It only sucks that this upbringing sometimes goes aside, becomes disfigured and banal bandits appear, justifying their banditry with stories about the peculiarities of faith. And so - many of them understand themselves as defenders. And this is not bad. For some understanding of the mentality of a Caucasian warrior, I dare to advise you to find Orkhan Dzhemal's book "War" and find out how the Chechens fought against the glorious army of Mishiko in 080808
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 12 June 2013 09: 54
      Quote: esaul
      Well done boys. And men - normal and warriors - worthy

      But one of us stably maintains that Caucasians are such and such, they say they need to be driven. Sometimes, reading them, you think: And you yourself, a provocateur, what is it capable of? Among any nation there are scum and those to whom it is not a sin to bow at the feet.
      1. sq
        sq 12 June 2013 11: 02
        scum, in general, a little, but for some reason they are always there where they can cause the most harm. Yes, and they are going to the heap faster than drunks to halavny drink.
        1. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 12 June 2013 11: 46
          Quote: kvm
          scum, in general, a little, but for some reason they are always there where they can cause the most harm.

          Human scum is akin to the cancer virus, which is always looking for a weak spot in the body and it is simply impossible to remove it easily. He is very good, this virus is masked. And remove it in a timely manner fails.
      2. ded10041948
        ded10041948 12 June 2013 19: 34
        During his service, he probably visited the entire "international" of the USSR. There were those who I trusted more than friends, there were just normal people (there were the overwhelming majority of them), but there were also such "gifts" ... Moreover, nationality was not something defining. Simultaneously with four Georgians (I thought that I was very lucky that they serve in my battery. It is difficult to find more reliable guys!) Another one served ... from Kutaisi. It ended with the fact that I had to petition the command of the brigade to transfer this monster to another part, until his own people killed him so that he would not dishonor the nation.
      3. ded10041948
        ded10041948 12 June 2013 22: 13
        I have always argued that the concepts of "bastard", "bp donok", etc. there are no and cannot be national signs! Uro.dy are found in all nations and nationalities.
        What a filter! You can’t write anything openly!
    2. Orel
      Orel 12 June 2013 11: 57
      If you recall the tsarist army, then there were many officers from the Caucasus, Muslims. They fought well, many had the highest awards. They fought for the common Fatherland. Now everything is gradually returning to normal.
  2. Trailer
    Trailer 12 June 2013 08: 07
    here such specialists in the army must be called up!
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 12 June 2013 09: 49
      Quote: Karavan
      such specialists should be called up for military service

      They have already served their terms in the army, now they are serving in the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
  3. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 12 June 2013 08: 51
    This is who the Dagestani boys should take an example from. But for this, the proper propaganda at the state level is also needed, so that they do not fall under the "romance" of Wahhabism and do not join the ranks of the militants.
  4. ruslan7608
    ruslan7608 12 June 2013 09: 24
    That’s about whom films should be made, shown as an example to the younger generation. To propagandize that terrorism in Russia will not pass and every enemy will be destroyed, both external and internal.
    1. omsbon
      omsbon 12 June 2013 10: 08
      Quote: ruslan7608
      That’s about whom films should be made, shown as an example to the younger generation. To propagandize that terrorism in Russia will not pass and every enemy will be destroyed, both external and internal.

      Totally agree with you! A well-shot film with an interesting plot for boys will be an example. In the media it is also necessary to carry out focused work on the education of patriotism and internationalism, instead of idiotic shows!
  5. MAG
    MAG 12 June 2013 10: 25
    But the sad news is- Three policemen from the Kemerovo region died under the fire of militants in Dagestan, MediaKuzbass was told in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region.

    According to the interlocutor of the information portal, the attack was carried out on Tuesday morning, when a convoy of power units was moving along the highway in the Khasavyurt-Novolakskoye interchange area.

    “According to preliminary information, during the movement of law enforcement officers, unknown persons opened fire on them from an unidentified gun,” a spokesman said.

    Three police officers from the Kemerovo region died from injuries.

    In turn, the press service of the administration of the Kemerovo region told us that the governor expressed his condolences to the relatives of the dead police officers and ordered them to be provided with the necessary assistance.
  6. krez-74
    krez-74 12 June 2013 10: 39
    Our media, instead of such examples, shows negativity from morning to night, and jokes from Petrosyan ... You look at Putin, on the one hand, he seems to be strengthening the country, and everything seems to be doing the right thing, but on the other hand, he doesn’t notice how people are deceiving, and strongly share!
    1. esaul
      esaul 12 June 2013 11: 02
      Quote: krez-74
      but on the other hand, she doesn’t notice how the people are being deceived, and are divided in every way!

      Cupid, welcome hi Let me disagree. And he notices and does a lot to stop this fooling. Here is one of his colleagues today mentioned the laws passed yesterday on the prohibition of the promotion of homosexuality. This is one of many. Now they take up textbooks ... and a lot of things. It makes no sense to try to retell everything - the topic is not the same in the thread is discussed. hi
      1. krez-74
        krez-74 12 June 2013 11: 14
        Good day!
        I will not dispute that a lot of positive things are being done in the country, but I cannot ignore the negative ... Human life is too short for it to overcome problems at such a slow pace. After all, Russia has everything in order to live a normal and dignified life!
        1. esaul
          esaul 12 June 2013 11: 34
          Quote: krez-74
          After all, Russia has everything in order to live a normal and dignified life!

          Cupid, if a horde of officials who had grown into the economy over many years and got used to grabbing things would reason in the same way, then - you look - things would go faster. BUT, for starters, you need to thin out this horde, at least. The disease is old and neglected.
          Sincerely. Valery. drinks
          1. krez-74
            krez-74 12 June 2013 11: 49
            Thanks Valera! drinks Every dog ​​has his day!
      2. pensioner
        pensioner 12 June 2013 11: 17
        I agree Valera! Which country is such a mess. What a mess - and such a tidy. And our country is BIG !!
    2. pensioner
      pensioner 12 June 2013 11: 14
      Quote: krez-74
      jokes from Petrosyan ...

      when he is already dead. got it out. Soon his "jokes" will pour out of the iron ...
    3. Very old
      Very old 12 June 2013 11: 57
      Krez-74 - You know: the coin has 2 sides
      1. krez-74
        krez-74 12 June 2013 12: 25
        That is a medal, and that is life! wink
  7. Megatron
    Megatron 12 June 2013 13: 03
    These are real men, they need to take an example from young people, and not kiss red moccasins and walk in FBI caps.
  8. Black
    Black 12 June 2013 13: 36
    Well, it’s possible in the case: Allahu akbar!
  9. Naval
    Naval 12 June 2013 21: 49
    In Afghanistan, Amin’s palace stormed the so-called Muslim battalion. And then he fought with dignity.
    Therefore, it is not faith that matters, but the national idea that unites the country.

    "On April 26, 1979, the Turkestan Military District received a directive from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR No. 314/2/0061 on the formation by June 1, 1979, on the basis of the 15th Regiment August of the same year to carry out tasks for the protection and defense of especially important facilities outside the USSR This document, labeled "Top Secret" - is the birth certificate of the 1th Separate Special Forces (154 OOSpn GRU), better known as the "Muslim" battalion (musbat). "