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18 soldiers of Chechen special forces killed by rebels

13.07.2004
 

This has been the biggest loss of Chechen law-enforcers  this year, said the first deputy of Chechen Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov.
There is information that that on July 12, 18 federals and  8 Chechen rebels were killed in the combat near Avtury village. Currently the federal forces are following the remains of the rebels’ gang (there were 25 people in it).

Federal special forces laid an ambush near Avtury, on the route the rebels could use. After the gang showed up, the federals attacked it. The bandits were leaving the village, and after the federals’ attack they retreated into the forest. Artillery strike was conducted on the forest later.

This evening the servicemen of the security force of Chechen President found the ran into the remains of the gang in the outskirts of Avtury. After the short combat, the bandits retreated into the forest as well. The federals found grenades, 4 grenade cup discharges, laser target-pointer, cartridges and many other weapons.

ITAR-TASS quoted Ramsan Kadyrov, in all the operations of Chechen law-enforces against the rebel gangs, 240 Chechen policemen were killed.

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