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Danish Aid Groups Stop Chechnya Operations

An aid group that provides food to tens of thousands of people in war-ravaged Chechnya suspended its operations on Tuesday after Chechen officials banned all Danish organizations because of the publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons. The Danish Refugee Council’s country director for Russia, Per Ilsaas, said the group had temporarily halted operations in the southern Russian region for security reasons but hoped it would be able to resume its work soon. “We hope we will be able to enter a dialogue to see if there is a way forward,” Ilsaas told The Associated Press. Full Story

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