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  • West now thinks Russia was right about terror link

    04/27/2003 8:00:54 AM PDT · by miltonim · 9 replies · 192+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | Apr. 27, 2003 | SHARON LAFRANIERE
    West now thinks Russia was right about terror link Money from al-Qaida, others goes to Chechnya KARAMAKHI, Russia -Russian officials complained for years, to an often-skeptical West, that their war against rebels in Chechnya was a battle against terrorism. Some terrorism experts now say the West might have erred by dismissing Russia's claims for so long. "Chechnya and the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia partially replaced Afghanistan as a center for terrorist training," said Rohan Gunaratna, a terrorism expert and the author of "Inside al-Qaida." "The initial wave of terrorists who are now coming to Europe trained in Chechnya or Algeria,"...