Russia: September 18, 2001

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There has been two days of fighting around the second largest city in Chechnya, Gudermes. Yesterday, some 300 rebels attacked and fighting continued. Two generals and six colonels were killed when their helicopter was brought down by a portable surface to air missile. At least ten soldiers have been killed in the fighting, and many more wounded. The Chechens claim to control part of the city. The army says at least 17 rebels have been killed. 

 

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