Skip to comments.Chechen Rebel Leader Killed
Posted on 03/08/2005 7:29:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) -- A spokesman for Russian forces says Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov has been killed. (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV 03-08-05 1028EST
Was he their Big Cheese?
"MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov said on Friday it would only take a brief talk with President Vladimir Putin to persuade him to end the war in Chechnya."
That was a very short meeting.
Yes. They have been after him for years.
EN TOTU NIKA!!!! XP
From what little I've read, this guy might be like the Osama bin Laden of the Chechen terrorists....but I'll gladly be corrected by anyone who might know more about the situation.
CNN also reporting.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) -- Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov has been killed, a spokesman for Russian forces said Tuesday.
Col. Ilya Shabalkin said Maskhaov was killed during the course of a "special operation," but he did not elaborate.
(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV 03-08-05 1031EST
Whatever legitimate beef the Chechens had with the Russians became irrelevant once they let themselves get taken over by islamics. I have no sympathy for them anymore.
Maybe, but he sure got his beeber stuned.
Let it be so.
It's great news.
Hang his carcass from a bridge...
Was this piece of shyt the leader of the scum who took over that Russian school and murdered hundreds of children?
The biggest! I can't believe it's true!
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This just in: he denies being dead. Satan just laughed.
Five militants arrested in Chechnya KHANKALA. March 5 (Interfax) - Five militants involved in major crimes have been arrested in Chechnya, a spokesman for the regional headquarters of the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus told Interfax. "One militant was arrested in the village of Geldagan in the Kurchaloi district of Chechnya. In 1999, he took part in the abduction and murder of three employees of the North Caucasian Strela Automated Air Traffic Control Center," the spokesman said. Three other militants were detained in Achkhoi-Martan and Naurskaya. "In January, two of them blew up a VAZ-2110 car carrying a deputy chief of the Achkhoi-Martan prosecutor's office, who was seriously wounded in the blast," the spokesman said. Another militant, who was involved in the assassination of Nasrudin Matuyev, the mullah of Novye Atagi, has been arrested. He is a suspected member of a gang led by Timur Abubakarov. "During interrogation, he disclosed the names of other perpetrators of this and other crimes, and indicated their possible whereabouts," the spokesman said.
Oh NO! I feel terrible.
No, but a very close friend of that man.
Which makes it even more disgraceful that these Chechen separatists had a lot of support from key advisors to the Bush Administration.
I can tell you're really sad about this, as I am.
From Moscow Times -
Due to Women's Day on March 8, the next edition of The Moscow Times will be published on Wednesday, March 9.
He looks like Paul Krugman.
According to the Russians, both Mashkadov and Basayev were behind Beslan.
Yup, but I think it is the State dept and not Bush's friends at all. It's the Madeline Halfbright crowd.
Well I wouldn't be surprised. He and Basayev have been close for a long time.
Basayev is next!
He who lives by the sword...
"Which makes it even more disgraceful that these Chechen separatists had a lot of support from key advisors to the Bush Administration."
Names please and documentation please.
Also the place we had to not speak English on the streets so we did not become victims of a chechen kidnapping, and it was where we had an armed bodyguard while completing our adoption.
Many prayers for the good Russians in Rostov-on-Don.
Another one BITES THE DUST.....
Aslan Maskhadov is killed
In the Chechen Republic the leader of separatists Aslan Maskhadov is killed. On Tuesday it was declared by the representative of a regional staff on Northern Caucasus Ilya Shabalkin. Its words quotes RIA of "News".
According to ?????????, Maskhadov is liquidated by special troops of FSB in settlement Thick-¯ÓÔ.
As the broadcasting company of NTV earlier has informed, in this settlement on Tuesday large act of terrorism has been prevented.
As affirms, insurgents under orders of Basayev and Maskhadov planned there armed attack. As has informed ????????, insurgents wished to organize attack to a building of administration of area, local ????????? militias and a military commandant's office.
To break plans of extremists indications of arrested persons before gangsters have helped. As it is informed, for short time the special group has been generated and directed to village. Check of houses has begun. Some insurgents have been arrested.
Another terrorist leader killed. I'm crying in my oatmeal.
Aslan Maskhadov is destroyed
TERRIBLE, 8 mar - RIA of "News". In the Chechen Republic Aslan Maskhadov is destroyed, the representative of a regional staff on management of counterterrorist operation (ROSH) on Northern Caucasus Ilya Shabalkin informed RIA of "News".
As he said, during the special action which have been lead on Tuesday by special troops of FSB of Russia in settlement Thick - JUrt, the leader bovikov Aslan Maskhadov is destroyed.
As RIA of "News" Ilya Shabalkin earlier informed, in last two day in Vedenskom and areas Nozhaj-Jurtovskom of the Chechen Republic special action is carried out.
As he said, two insurgents from Shamilja Basayev's grouping and one insurgent from Aslan Maskhadov's gang which on interrogations informed about plans of the act of terrorism planned for March, 8 have been detained.
On the basis of the received data in Thick - JUrte special action is carried out, at present already is a little detained, representative ROSH has noted.
"Taking into account developed conditions, command of federal forces had urgently been generated summary group from among employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, FSB and Ministry of Defence which has been directed to settlement Thick - JUrt ", - has noted SHabalkin.
Now in settlement, and also in area Groznenskom, amplified check of a passport system and examination of home ownerships is carried out. The special troops of federal forces pursue insurgents who were in Thick - JUrte for carrying out of act of terrorism, with the purpose of their detention or destruction.
Let me know if you want on/off the terrorist roundup ping list.
So it was neither a letter laced with poison(Khattab) nor a bomb homing toward satellite phone signal(Dudayev), dropped from a warplane? What is it this time?
"He was appointed foreign minister in 1999 by Aslan Maskhadov, who was democratically elected to the presidency of Chechnya in 1997."
Awesome news. I'm so glad to see this isn't another one of those "Zarqawi is Captured" style bogus alerts.
Basayev on the far right, Aslan on the far left.
1. Why the hell are all of these people who were such strong supporters of the U.S. "war on terror" in the Middle East criticizing the Putin government for its means of dealing with the Chechen separatists?
2. How the hell did all these "neo-conservatives" like William Kristol, Richard Perle, Norman Podhoretz, Caspar Weinberger, Michael Ledeen, Robert McFarlane, Alexander Haig, Elliott Abrams, James Woolsey, and Robert Kagan end up in the same leftist lobbying group as Geraldine Ferraro and Richard Gere?
I thought he was already dead.