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November 19, 2004

Alleged Accomplices of Beslan Terrorists Detained by Russian Special Services

Topics: International News

Report by MOSNEWS Today:
Alleged Accomplices of Beslan Terrorists Detained by Russian Special Services - MOSNEWS.COM

Russian security forces have arrested two young people suspected of having assisted the terrorists involved in the Beslan hostage taking in September this year, Russian media reported on Thursday.


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One of the alleged accomplices Marina Korigova, 16, was detained in the town of Nalchik in Russia's North Caucasian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. Investigators claim the construction college student had talked 16 times with Musa Tsechoyev, one of the rebels who took part in the hostage-taking in Beslan. Tsechoyev's body was found among the rebels killed during the storming and later identified. Read More...

Previously Reported on Nov 4 Russian Commando Says Officials Concealing Truth Behind Beslan;
While the authorities claim a school in the North Ossetian town of Beslan was seized by a group of 32 rebels, the survivors of the hostage drama and other witnesses insist that in actual fact the number of hostage-takers was higher.


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As many as 49 rebels, not 32, were killed during the storming, 3 were taken alive and arrested and at least 13 fled, a man who introduced himself as Vassily K. told the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily. Vassily described himself as a serviceman from a special purpose commando unit in the Southern Federal District who took part in the operation to free the hostages. Read More...

Previously Reported on Oct 12  The Truth About Beslan Too Scary To Reveal

The parliamentary committee appointed to investigate the Beslan tragedy   may keep the results of its investigation a secret, simply because they are too scary.  Over 330 people -- half of them children -- died in the three-day hostage drama in a school in southern Russia after up to 30 militants stormed the building on the first day of class.

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"The truth about the real organizers of the terror attack may be so scary that revealing it would lead to new, bloody conflicts," quoted Duma deputy and committee member Yuri Savelyev as saying at a press conference in St. Petersburg.

Earlier this week, committee chairman and Duma speaker Alexander Torshin announced that new videotapes found in Beslan over the weekend shed light on the events of September 1-3.

Previously Reported on Oct 19 New Drugs Used By Russian Terrorists Puzzle Russian Experts:
The terrorists who took over 1,000 people hostage at a school in southern Russia last month used more than just heroin, the head of a parliamentary committee investigating the Beslan siege told journalists.

As MosNews reported on Monday, the results of forensic tests, released by local prosecutor Nikolai Shepel, showed what would normally have been deadly doses of heroin and morphine in most of the 32 terrorists.

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But Senator Alexander Torshin, who heads the Beslan investigation committee, told Ekho Moskvy radio Tuesday that heroin was not enough to produce that kind of behavior in the hostage-takers, and that they must have used new kinds of drugs.

In particular, Torshin cited the militants' ability to continue fighting despite being badly wounded and presumably in great pain.  Read More...

The tragedy of Beslan should serve as a warning for the civilized world, this can and will happen again. Terrorists can't be coddled, and have to be gone after where they are now, and we have to be prepared for inconceivable horror; it is certain to come our way!

Posted by Hyscience at November 19, 2004 12:46 AM

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