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Chechen rebel leader dead, says Russia

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Russian television has been showing pictures of what it claims is AslanMaskhadov’s dead body.

According to Russia’s Interfax news agency, The Chechen rebel leader was shot by Russian troops in a special operation in Tolstoy-Yurt, a village in the northern sector of Chechnya under Russian control. Maskhadov was elected Chechen president in 1997, but he proved unable to control warlords and subsequently fell out of Moscow’s favour.