Well-Known Terrorist Shamil Iriskhanov Destroyed In Chechnya

Shamil Iriskhanov, a notorious terrorist from the closest company of terrorist Number One Basayev, has been destroyed in Chechnya. Iriskhanov and three bandits of his detachment have been killed in a special operation of the federal forces in mountainous part of Chechnya. Together with Basayev, Shamil Iriskhanov, 31, took an active part in the seizure of Budyonnovsk. As a result of that act of terrorism, 130 civilians died and 18 policemen, 18 servicemen and over 400 persons got wounds. Iriskhanov led a group of 100 bandits last summer after his senior brother in the rank of "brigadier general" Khizir Iriskhanov, Basayev's first deputy, was killed in a special operation, said the Federal Security Service (FSB). For that bandit raid on Budyonnovsk, the then separatist leader Jokhar Dudayev awarded the Iriskhanov brothers the highest order of Ichkeria, the Honour of the Nation. In the opinion of experts, federal special units are more and more closing on the circle around the leader of "irreconcilable" militants Shamil Basayev. In November, he has lost two of his closest associates. Adam Umalatov and three bodyguards were killed a week ago. Umalatov, commander of what is called the Islamic brigade Jundullah and a childhood friend of the Basayev brothers, was with them in Karabakh, Abkhazia and during the first Chechen campaign.

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