United States Department of State, Patterns of Global Terrorism 1999 - Azerbaijan, 1 April 2000, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4681074519.html [accessed 21 May 2013]
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Although Azerbaijan did not face a serious threat from international terrorism, it served as a logistic hub for international mujahidin with ties to terrorist groups, some of whom supported the Chechen insurgency in Russia. Azerbaijan increased its border controls with Russia when the Chechen conflict reignited during the year to prevent foreign mujahidin from operating within its borders.