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Chechen warlord dead, says Russia

Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, says it has confirmed the death of Chechen rebel warlord Ruslan Gelayev. It has released footage of a body, saying the corpse has been identified as that of the rebel commander. But Russian officials have reported Mr Gelayev’s death in the past, leading some commentators to urge caution. Others point to the timing of the announcement, suspicious about such a success against the rebels coming so close to presidential elections. But the FSB is confident Russian troops have finally killed Mr Gelayev. A spokesman for the security service says four other rebels – captured earlier by the Russians – have now identified his corpse. Full Story

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