Russia: March 10, 2005

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In southern Russia, police in Dagestan arrested two aides to Chechen terrorist chief Shamil Basayev. The growing hostility of Chechens to the rebels and terrorists has forced many of the Chechen terrorists to move their bases to places like Dagestan, which border Chechnya, and contain Chechen populations which have not grown weary of supporting terrorism (and being caught in the middle of the subsequent battles.) The number of Chechen terrorists continues to shrink, as does the number of attacks they can make. But, like earlier outbreaks of Chechen violence (going back over two centuries), the violence will continue until leaders like Basayev are arrested or killed.

 

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