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Former Chechen Vice-President Arsanov Killed in Sweep Operation

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posted on May, 15 2005 @ 04:45 PM
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Vakha Arsanov (right) and former President Aslan Maskhadov (left) who got killed in March


Former Chechen Vice-President Vakha Arsanov has been reported killed near Grozny, Chechnya by Russian special forces. Four militants, including Arsanov, were killed in this operation. Arsanov was Vice-President in Chechnya under President Aslan Maskhadov who got killed in March. Moscow claim to have control in Chechnya but there are still reports of guerillawarfare and terrorattacks. Six militants, including two women suicide bombers, were killed by security forces last night.


Interfax: Former Ichkeria vice president killed in Chechnya

GROZNY. May 15 (Interfax) - Ichkeria's former vice president Vakha Arsanov was killed in a sweep operation in Chechnya's Staropromyslovsky district early on Sunday, Chechnya's Deputy Interior Minister Sultan Satuyev told Interfax on Sunday.

Four militants, including Arsanov, were killed in a sweep operation in the village of Ivanovo after they offered resistance to government forces, he said.


Related News Sources:
VG: Drepte vise-president (in norwegian...)
The Moscow Times: Arsanov Believed to Be Killed by Police Forces Near Grozny
Kaumudi Online: Former Chechen Vice-President killed in special operation in Chechny
KAVKAZ CENTER: Rumors about possible death of Vakha Arsanov

[edit on 2005/5/15 by Hellmutt]




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