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Video Shows Chechen Rebel Leader Heading Arms Raid

A Chechen rebel Web site published rare video footage on Tuesday of what it described as a deadly raid last month led by Russia’s most wanted separatist on a Russian arms depot. The Kavkaz Center site showed a bearded man it identified as Shamil Basayev, the head of an extreme Chechen faction who has battled Russian forces for a decade. He is the most prominent rebel leader after fugitive president Aslan Maskhadov, who said this month that Basayev was operating outside the separatists’ “official structures.” Full Story

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