Basayev Sending Chechen Guerrilla Group To Fight Against Israel

Russia's Security Service FSB said on Friday it holds information proving that Chechen guerrilla commander Shamil Basayev is planning to send a Chechen guerrilla group to fight against the Israeli army alongside Islamic extremist organizations, Interfax news agency reported. The report could not be independently confirmed. Russian security sources told the agency that a secret meeting of Chechen field commanders to discuss the issue was recently held in the mountains of southern Chechnya. According to the sources, Basayev said that, if Islamic organizations will request the help, Chechen guerrilla groups could dispatch some 150 fighters to the Middle East.

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