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Former militants surrender in Chechnya

About 50 former militants surrendered and handed over their weapons Tuesday in a ceremony led by Chechnya’s powerful prime minister, who said rebel numbers are dwindling in the war-ravaged region, Russian media reported. The ceremony in Chechnya’s second-largest city, Gudermes, marked the latest step in a campaign by Moscow-backed Chechen Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov to cast himself as a leader who is bringing peace and normality to the republic after 12 years of nearly constant separatist conflict. Full Story

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