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Naharnet: Georgia Detains "Russian 'Militant'" after Border Clash

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  • Norbert Strade
    Georgia Detains Russian Militant after Border Clash Naharnet Newsdesk 08 September 2012, Georgia on Saturday said it has detained a Russian militant fighter,
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 8, 2012
      Georgia Detains Russian 'Militant' after Border Clash

      Naharnet Newsdesk 08 September 2012,

      Georgia on Saturday said it has detained a Russian militant fighter, one of the remnants of an armed gang that recently clashed with security forces near the enemy states' border leaving 14 dead.

      "The Georgian interior ministry has detained one of the members of the armed group in the Lopota Gorge, Akhmet Chataev, a citizen of the Russian Federation from the North Caucasus," the ministry said in a statement.

      Officials have said the clash with the alleged Muslim militants broke out last month when Special Forces confronted an armed gang which had crossed over from Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan, where the Kremlin has been battling an Islamic insurgency.

      Three Georgian servicemen and 11 alleged militants were killed.

      Some of the dead fighters were identified as Russians from Chechnya and Ingushetia in the volatile North Caucasus, but two of them were Georgian citizens, Muslims from the remote Pankisi Gorge which is home to some refugees who fled Russia during the Chechen conflict.

      [snip]

      http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/52873-georgia-detains-russian-militant-after-border-clash
    • mariuslab2002
      Interior Ministry: One Lopota Gorge Gunman Detained Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Sep. 12 / 17:46 The Georgian Interior Ministry said on Saturday it had captured
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 10, 2012
        Interior Ministry: One Lopota Gorge Gunman Detained

        Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Sep.'12 / 17:46

        The Georgian Interior Ministry said on Saturday it had captured one of the members of an armed group, which clashed with the Georgian troops in Lopota gorge close to the Russian border on August 29 in which three Georgian special service personnel and eleven suspected militants died.

        The Interior Ministry identified detained suspected militant as "citizen of the Russia Federation from North Caucasus", Akhmet Chataev.

        "The detained person was wounded and he was rendered the relevant medical assistance. At present his life is not in a danger," the ministry said in a brief statement, which does not specify when Chataev was detained.

        The statement also says that the Interior Ministry "continues the special operation" in the Lopota gorge.

        When the Interior Ministry announced on August 30 about the end of "main phase" of the operation against suspected militants in the Lopota gorge, close to the Dagestan section of the Georgian-Russian border, it said that "several wounded members of the armed group might be hiding in the gorge."


        --- In chechnya-sl@yahoogroups.com, Norbert Strade <nost@...> wrote:
        >
        > Georgia Detains Russian 'Militant' after Border Clash
        >
        > Naharnet Newsdesk 08 September 2012,
        >
        > Georgia on Saturday said it has detained a Russian militant fighter, one of the remnants of an armed gang that recently clashed with security forces near the enemy states' border leaving 14 dead.
        >
        > "The Georgian interior ministry has detained one of the members of the armed group in the Lopota Gorge, Akhmet Chataev, a citizen of the Russian Federation from the North Caucasus," the ministry said in a statement.
        >
        > Officials have said the clash with the alleged Muslim militants broke out last month when Special Forces confronted an armed gang which had crossed over from Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan, where the Kremlin has been battling an Islamic insurgency.
        >
        > Three Georgian servicemen and 11 alleged militants were killed.
        >
        > Some of the dead fighters were identified as Russians from Chechnya and Ingushetia in the volatile North Caucasus, but two of them were Georgian citizens, Muslims from the remote Pankisi Gorge which is home to some refugees who fled Russia during the Chechen conflict.
        >
        > [snip]
        >
        > http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/52873-georgia-detains-russian-militant-after-border-clash
        >
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