Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Chechen leader claimed killed

It seems likely that Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov has been killed in a Russian SOF operation.

I have mixed views on the Chechnya situation, which I shall not delve into at this juncture. However, juxtapose these two parts of the report:

The spokesman said Chechnya's war of independence would not be affected
by the death of Mr Maskhadov - the most moderate of Chechen rebel

Moscow has blamed Mr Maskhadov for a string of deadly attacks in
Russia, including a rebel attack on a school in the south Russian town
of Beslan last September in which more than 330 hostages - half of them children
- died

Well. It's all relative isn't it?

Oh dear.


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