7 April, 2001
actions and attacks of Mujahideen
Command of Chechen Mujahideen informs about new offensive actions
and attacks of the Chechen divisions. Mobile and offensive groups of
Islamic brigade of Ramzan Akhmadov have made a series of attacks on
the opponent in three settled areas of the country. In village
Martan-Chu, vehicle URAL has been undermined. 6 invaders were
destroyed as a result of explosion. In center of Urus-Martan,
Chechen fighters have blown up UAZ with 4 aggressors. Two of them
were killed. Near to Mesker-Yurt, the offensive group of Mujahideen
shot an armored troop-carrier from grenade launchers. As a result of
attack, an armored troop-carrier and 5 aggressors were destroyed.
According to the Chechen side, intensive firings occurred in Djokhar
city. One of mobile groups of Mujahideen attacked a check-post of
the opponent on the river Sunzha nearby to a former cannery.
Destruction of one vehicle and 2 OMON soldiers has been reported. A
vehicle GAZ 66 was blown up with the help of a remote-controlled
landmine in Staropromyslovsky area of the city. 2 aggressors have
been killed. And in area of bus stop "Berezka", along the
street of Kamenshikov, offensive group of Chechen fighters has
blasted BRDM of invaders. As a result of explosion, the crew of an
armored vehicle was destroyed.
Military command of Mujahideen informed about various events of
undermining of the Russian military engineering in Gudermes and in
Nozhai-Yurt area of the country. In Gudermes, as a result of
offensive actions during the last 24 hours, 3 units of military
engineering were burnt. Near to regional center of Nozhai-Yurt,
Chechen fighters have managed to shoot down BMD (the military
vehicle of paratroopers), having destroyed thus 3 Russian commandoes.
of "Double" is in action
was supposed by Chechen side, the Russian Special Services have
started realization of so-called "special enterprises" to
discredit Chechen leaders and attempts are made to create a rift in
forces of Mujahideen. One of former secret informers of KGB-FSB
Shamil Beno declared on the eve that in the Chechen Republic "two
- three groups supposedly, have appeared, who are at war both with
Russian and with Khattab". Russian Mass-Media published
statement of Shamil Beno. The Chechen side marks that followers of
Kadyrov and Gantamirov have recently speed up rumors about certain
groups of young Chechens, who are at war for independence, but are
against "Wahabbists". The Chechen military command has
already called statement of the Russian Special Services as "silly,
clumsy work", to deceive the Russian inhabitant, as well as on
citizens of ChRI and furthermore Mujahideen, but similar primitive
propagation will not prove effective at all.
do not commit crimes
persons, who arrived recently in Pankissk gorge with the British
passports, have caused suspicion and in the presence of employees of
embassy of the Great Britain were extradited from Georgia, as
reported to Georgian agency of the Prime √ News by Vasily
Saneblidze - Deputy Head of Anti-terrorist center MGB. As he said,
information about these persons came from one of check-posts, which
are deployed in the region with compactly residing Chechens -
Kistins and seven thousand Chechen refugees according to decision of
Council of national safety of Georgia in December of the last year.
Speaking about the problem of "wahhabism" in Pankissk
gorge, Saneblidze emphasized that no crime has been registered that
"supporters of this movement" would have committed it. He
told that there is no validity in the information that "Wahhabist"
are armed here. At the same time, even Chechens, who are subject to
fashionable propaganda and are named "Wahhabists" by the
Russian Special Services, do not recognize themselves as those and
declare that they are only devoted Muslims, strictly sticking to
are reports of new bombardments of the Palestinian positions by
Israel in Gaza sector. As a result, 2 floors of the Palestinian
police station were destroyed and the power station stopped
operating. As Palestinians announced, Israel also carried out
bombardments from the sea. BBC reports that Palestinians conducted
firing near to Jewish settlement of Netsarim. It is informed that
Israeli helicopters have bombarded camps of the Palestinian refugees.
During the last 24 hours, as a result of bombardments, at least 30
Palestinians have received wounds.
In the meantime, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France has condemned
actions of Israel, having emphasized that Israeli authorities have
selected "an incorrect way", and called for renewal of
dialogue between the conflicting sides. Renewal of dialogue between
Israel and Palestine is the sole reasonable decision, which can put
an end to seven months of violence, the representative of the
Ministries of Foreign Affairs of France, Francois Rivasso emphasized.
slam EU over Masood invitation
- Afghanistan's ruling Taliban said on Thursday that the invitation
by the European Parliament to its archrival, commander Ahmad Shah
Masood, would prolong conflict in the war-ravaged country.
invite him personally for this meeting is a tyranny against the
Afghan people," Taliban Deputy Interior Minister Haji Mullah
Khaksar told reporters.
they (Europe) will give him the orders to fight more ... and that
will cause the conflict to drag on," he added.
comments were the first Taliban response to Masood's groundbreaking
trip, which will see him visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
said it was unclear whether European Union member countries,
particularly France, would provide Masood with military or financial
"The issue of any assistance will become known after the end of
his trip," he said.
Masood, the 47-year-old commander of Afghanistan's main anti-Taliban
forces, appealed in Paris for foreign aid and said he was in favour
of a moderate Islamic state in Afghanistan.
said he was also raising an army of around 20,000 men to fight
against the Taliban, who boast of building the world's purist
Islamic state in a country wrecked by more than 20 years of war.
said Masood's visit to the European parliament would not add to his
prestige in Afghanistan.
"To be invited to a meeting in Europe cannot make one famous
with the nation. One becomes important when the people accept him,"
Taliban, who swept to power in 1996, control more than 90 percent of
Afghanistan and have been internationally condemned for their poor
human rights record, curbs on the employment and education of women
and most recently for their destruction of historic Buddhist statues.
between Russians and Armenians
is prevailing in city of Verkhneuralsk of the Chelyabinsk area of
the Russian Federation. Authorities are seriously concerned over the
conflict between Armenian Diaspora and local Cossacks. Flash of
mutual hatred may lead to armed conflict in the near future. The
reason for the rising tension is series of fights in the city market.
The Armenians actually are supervising lines, where trade in meat is
conducted, with the use of force forbade visitors basically from the
Cossack villages among dealers to reduce the price of their
in turn addressed with the complaint of the actions of Armenian
Diaspora to the atamans, informs APN. It was decided to go to the
market, having armed with the Cossack fighting lashes and in case of
threat and requirements of raising the price, they should apply
force to answer tit for tat. Law enforcement organs thus were
ignored. Armenian Diaspora in city receives basically smuggled meat
from Kazakhstan; it is brought from abroad bypassing customs and
environmental health department. Therefore Cossacks consider
themselves right and publicly threaten with punishment of Armenian
dealers. The Office of Public Prosecutor and the Department of
Internal Affairs of area do not react in any way to this situation.
The meeting of
states on Caspian Sea is postponed
The meeting of working groups
of five states situated around Caspian on development of the legal
status of Caspian Sea, which was supposed to be held on April 5-6 in
Baku, has been postponed indefinitely, as informed by the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. It was expected that at the Baku
meeting, experts will finish work on the project of the statement of
Heads of Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkmenistan,
which then will be adopted at summit in Turkmenbashi, planned in the
middle of April. Now, probably, and terms of the summit are in doubt,
though the special representative of the President of the Russian
Federation over Caspian sea, Victor Kalyujnai arrived yesterday in
Baku and declared that summit will not be put off. However some
factors allow drawing the conclusion that the Heads of countries on
Caspian again will not meet. Firstly, the project of the final
document of summit is not coordinated. Secondly, the President of
Azerbaijan, who is in USA, hardly will come to Baku during this term
(April, 14-15). And Heads of others states situated on Caspian have
not shown their readiness to appear in Turkmenbashi in the specific
terms, with exception of the statements for necessity of summit.
Georgia will not
yet part with CIS
leadership of Georgia is not going to take measures on possible exit
from countries of CIS, the envoy of the Ministries of Foreign
Affairs of Georgia under special assignments, as declared by
Avtandil Napetvaridze in a briefing. He said, discussion on this
question in parliament was started by the urgent demand of
parliamentary opposition, but the official point of view on
participation of Georgia in the CIS has not undergone any changes:
"such step would put the country in a serious loss at this
action of the brigade "Jundullah"
Amir Adam - Commander of Islamic brigade "Jundullah",
informed about successful fighting operation of Mujahideen against
the Russian occupational grouping. Fighters of "Jundullah"
made at once three simultaneous attacks on the opponent in the
settled areas of Tovzeni, Khattuni and Makhketi. Main attack was
made on a huge block-post between villages Tovzeni and Àgishti.
Some days back, division of GRU was deployed in this post.
Mujahideen used machine guns "Shmel" and grenade launchers.
According to the Chechen side, as a result of attack 4 spetsnaz (commandos)
were killed and not less than 7 were wounded. The blockhouse was
partly destroyed. Mujahideen in villages Tovzeni and Khatuni
attacked on the staffs of so-called military garrisons. During these
attacks, 3 aggressors were killed and 6 others were wounded. In
total, 7 aggressors were destroyed and 13 others were wounded as a
result of special action of Islamic brigade "Jundullah".
There are no losses from the Chechen side.
of Mujahideen are continuing
Severe clashes of Chechen
Mujahideen and divisions of the Russian occupational grouping have
been reported by the correspondent of the Caucasus √ Center,
referring to sources in the staff of the Supreme Military Majlise
Shura. According to these sources, fierce fighting between mobile
group of Chechen fighters and the armed formations of aggressors has
taken place in Nojai-yurtov area, at a distance of two kilometers
from settlement Tsentoroi. The Chechen side informs about one and a
half hour fight with so-called search-reconnaissance group of the
opponent. The grouping of aggressors of up to 150 persons tried to
enter to one of temporary bases to besiege it. Advanced posts of
Chechen fighters came to know about the advance of the opponent and
entered in fight with it. A bit later, Mujahideen put forward the
reinforcement and struck on aggressors from flank. With the start of
fight, Russian helicopters and aircrafts made bombing attacks on
temporary base of Mujahideen, however nobody among the Chechen
fighters has suffered. The staff informed our correspondent that
after one and half hour of fight, the opponent stopped its advance.
Aggressors escaped after 3 hours, continuing fire of artillery. Not
less than 12 invaders were killed during fight in area of village
Tsentaroi. Many soldiers of the opponent were wounded. Two
Mujahideen from the Chechen side became Shaheed after receiving
splinter wounds from explosions of artillery shells.