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Chechen Rebel Warlord Vows Ongoing Fight

In a rare videotape address, Chechen rebel warlord Shamil Basayev vowed to continue the separatist fight but said insurgents would not strike outside of Russia. Basayev’s address was received Friday by Arab television station Al-Jazeera in Qatar and broadcast over the weekend, the head of the station’s Moscow bureau, Akram Khazam, told Ekho Moskvy radio on Saturday. Basayev, shown wearing a military-style cap over his shaved head and with his trademark long, black beard, said that rebels will not target any Russians outside of the country, even those responsible for “slaughtering” Chechens, Ekho Moskvy reported. Full Story

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