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    http://www.mosnews.com/news/2004/11/01/terroristbasayevshtml Chechen Separatist Leaders Brand Fellow Warlord Basayev a Terrorist Created: 01.11.2004 MosNews
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      Chechen Separatist Leaders Brand Fellow Warlord Basayev a "Terrorist"
      Created: 01.11.2004
      MosNews

      Exiled Chechen separatist Akhmed Zakayev condemned separatist
      warlord Shamil Basayev as a terrorist, speaking on behalf of
      separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov in a statement.

      While Maskhadov condemned September's school hostage siege in
      Beslan, the statement was the first by Chechen separatists to call
      one of their own leaders a "terrorist". It came in response to an
      earlier statement by Basayev that he would continue attacking
      civilians in new terrorist attacks, Gazeta.ru reported.

      "Basayev is naive if he thinks terror against civilians will make
      Russian authorities turn to a political solution" to Chechnya's
      separatist conflict.

      "The intent to use civilians as targets is a war crime and is
      punishable under the Geneva Convention," Gazeta.ru quoted Zakayev's
      statement as saying.

      Zakayev said that Chechen rebel militants had been ordered not to
      take part in terrorist attacks and to limit their attacks to
      specific "legitimate targets".

      Basayev was linked to some of Russia's deadliest terror attacks,
      including the spate of attacks over the summer and fall. He
      organized the hostage-taking in at Moscow's Dubrovka theater in
      2002 in which 130 people died
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