Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Lawyer Medvedev Warned Fighters In North Caucasus To Surrender or “Be Destroyed.”

Posted by Info on 31/03/2011

Mr. Medvedev noted with regret that the Islamist militant groups almost always responsible for suicide attacks and he ordered his security services to finish them off.“We need to do this and bring this work to an end.”
Russia has been battling Islamist separatists in the North Caucasus for nearly two decades, but violence in the region occurs almost daily, and attacks in Moscow and elsewhere are common.

Mr. Medvedev said Monday’s assault on the suspected terrorist base delivered “sufficiently impressive results.” as many were killed, even it is not yet know who was killed.
The operation, carried out in a wooded area of Ingushetia near the border with Chechnya, was remarkable in its scale and firepower. At least 17 suspected militants were killed when Russia’s air force bombarded the area.

“Among the dead militants there should be the leaders of militant groups,” Nikolai Sintsov, a spokesman for Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee, said Tuesday. “At the moment, an investigation is under way to determine the identities of the dead criminals.

The Investigative Committee also released new details on Tuesday about two brothers arrested recently and charged with accompanying the suicide bomber in the Domodedovo attack.
“The presence of the explosive devices leads to the conclusion that they were preparing a terrorist attack.”

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