The High Command of the federal contingent in Chechnya is not spreading information of Hattab wounded. It has not reached even the HQ, for that matter, say officers close to General Vladimir Moltenskoi, contingent commander. Several media outlets are referring to the HQ as they report Hattab badly wounded in a Russian commando operation. Hattab, of Jordanian extraction, is one of the most notorious Chechen rebel warlords.
The head of the Voronezh region, Alexander Gusev, confirmed the death of Major General Vladimir Zavadsky.