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Russia to Cut Back Troops in Chechnya

Claiming that the strife-torn republic of Chechnya is growing more stable in the weeks before a key referendum, Russian authorities announced Monday that modest troop withdrawals will start this week. But violent clashes with separatist rebels showed no letup. Security guards battled with gunmen in a weekend clash involving the motorcade of Akhmad Kadyrov, chief of the Moscow-backed administration, Russian media reported. Authorities released conflicting accounts of the battle. Some said that Kadyrov was present and that eight people — four security men, three local policemen and one gunman — were killed. Others said that Kadyrov was not in the motorcade and that although four of his bodyguards were injured, no one died. Full Story

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