Russia: August 27, 2001



In Chechnya, troops raided a rebel base, killing eleven and capturing six. In an earlier incident, a policeman was killed and a dozen wounded in a rebel ambush. Over the past week, rebels made 117 attacks. Both sides made conflicting claims about casualties. In Georgia, government troops prevented 500 armed Georgians and Chechens from entering the breakaway province of Abkazia.