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posted 25 September 2004 09:59 AM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Russian security forces operating in this hardscrabble corner of the breakaway republic never bothered to find out the truth. On Sept. 11, Mr. Machiyev, 23, and his friend only his last name, Chergizov, is known were ambushed in broad daylight at an intersection as they drove south from Sernovodsk, in western Chechnya, to their hometown, Assinovskaya.

Witnesses saw masked men in camouflage emerge from a pair of vehicles with tinted windows and spray Mr. Machiyev's battered Zhiguli with gunfire.

They finished the job by walking up to the car and shooting each occupant in the head point-blank. A third passenger, 24-year-old Alikhan Vitayev, was also executed, though no one in the area claims to have heard of anything tying him to the separatist rebels.

A few days later, it was announced on state radio that three "terrorists" affiliated with Mr. Basayev had been "liquidated" in an operation near Sernovodsk.

Globe and Mail

Rescuing the orphans of Chechnya, Toronto Star

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