Pro-Russian Chechen Government: Khattab´s presence in Afghanistan misinterpretation
MOSCOW, NOVEMBER 24, 2001. /RIA Novosti correspondent/ -- Arab
terrorist Khattab, who operates on Chechen territory, has reportedly
surfaced in Afghanistan. However, the government of Chechnya views
such media reports as something light-minded. Talking to RIA Novosti,
a source inside the Chechen republican government noted that Khattab
was merely capable of staging bandit attacks and perpetrating
terrorist acts, and that his alleged transfer to Afghanistan amounted
Media bodies claim that Khattab commands Talib defenses in northern
Afghanistan at the request of international terrorist Osama bin Laden.
According to RIA Novosti's source, this information is currently being
checked by law-enforcement agencies.