Re: "Khattab's radio name captured"
- --- In chechnya-sl@y..., marius@s... wrote:
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT SAYS ARAB MERCENARY WAS DETAINED IN CHECHNYA
MOSCOW, November 30. /RIA Novosti correspondent/. Russian President
Vladimir Putin has said that early on Friday Russia's special forces
in Chechnya seized Abu Sayakh, "a well-known deputy" of the head of
Arab mercenaries, Khattab.
Sayakh, according to the Russian president, "provided money,
organised terrorist acts on Russia's territory and was in contact
with his units on Georgia's territory".
Putin stressed that "this is objective information provided by
Russian secret services".
The president noted that according to the Russian side "some of the
international terrorists are to be found on the territory of
Georgia". "This implies in effect an occupation of part of Georgian
territory," the Russian head of state stressed.
Putin further said that the Russian side deplored this, and expressed
an opinion that the Georgian leadership and the Georgian people might
deplore that, too.
18:09 Nov.30, 2001
> 4 Rebels Killed, 8 Arrested in Chechnya
> The Press service of the Russian Federal Security Service has reported
> that four Chechen separatists were killed and eight more were arrested
> in the village of Bachi-Yurt, Kurchaloi Region, Chechnya on Friday
> morning. A certain Abu-Sayakh*, Algerian national, was among those
> captured, the press service said. //RIA-Novosti//
> *According to a general of Russian Border Guard Services this name
> (#20063 posting) that was Khattab's call when he was talking over his
> radio. It looks, something hasn't "clicked" in Russian special
> services this time. M.L.
Saturday, December 01, 2001, 7:18:55 AM, marius@... posted:
msc> The president noted that according to the Russian side "some of
msc> the international terrorists are to be found on the territory of
msc> Georgia". "This implies in effect an occupation of part of
msc> Georgian territory," the Russian head of state stressed.
Oops. Have I missed something here, or is this effective recognition
of Chechen separatists as a belligerent side? Mere terrorist groups
do't occupy territories, I suspect. But maybe I am mistaken.
(Recognition as a belligerent does not seem to be the same as
rexcognition of independence; for example, I think that Great Britain
did recognize the Confederacy as a belligerent. But, my knowledge
might be incomplete or way outdated).
Yours, Mikhail Ramendik