July 10, 2006

Basayev terminated?

Looks like Putin has bagged his own Zarqawi.

If this is true, it is very good news: Russia: Most-wanted warlord has been killed

MOSCOW - Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, the purported author of modern Russia’s worst terrorist attacks, has been killed, the head of the Federal Security Service said Monday.

FSB head Nikolai Patrushev told President Vladimir Putin that Basayev had been killed overnight in Ingushetia. Patrushev’s meeting was Putin was shown on Russian state television.

Basayev, 41, claimed responsibility for some of Russia’s worst terror attacks, including the seizure of some 800 hostages in a Moscow theater in 2002, the 2004 school hostage taking in Beslan that killed 331, and the seizure of about 1,000 hostages at a hospital in Budyonnovsk that killed about 100.

So long, scumbag.

Posted by Kyer at July 10, 2006 08:14 AM | TrackBack