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Current History. 2004; 103675332–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.675.332
Published: 01 October 2004
... Maskhadov Shamil Basayev Kattab Islamist Al Qaeda shariah Chechnya Ten Years Later NABI ABDULLAEV Ten years ago in late December, the Russianair force struck targets on the territory ofwhat was then a de facto independent Chechnya. Several days later, troops in armored vehicles rolled into the...
Current History. 2003; 102666313–319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.666.313
Published: 01 October 2003
... characterized the hostage taking as entirely about international terrorism and nothing else. He linked the Chechens to the Al Qaeda terrorist network. He said that the Chechen republic president, Aslan Maskhadov, whose election Russia had recognized as legitimate in 1997, was complicit in the hostage operation...