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Murders, shoot-outs in the streets and “mop-up operations” shatter island of stability.
28 Sep 07
Summer campaign by rebel fighters casts doubt on official claims that the war is over.
18 Jul 07
Chechen security forces accused of torturing and intimidating relatives of fighters.
24 Nov 06
Neighbouring republics braced for reprisals after bloody shootout.
28 Sep 06
Differences between Chechnya’s president and prime minister burst into the open.
19 May 06
Radicals and Islamists now dominate the ranks of Chechen rebel fighters.
14 Mar 06
The Chechen authorities appear to be tackling systemic corruption, but how far-reaching will their campaign be?
22 Dec 05
Human rights groups who monitored the ballot suggest that large numbers of voters stayed away.
5 Nov 05
Is Chechen rebel pledge to widen their fight an escalation of the conflict or a sign of desperation?
2 Jun 05
The new year begins with an upsurge of violence and abductions.
13 Jan 05