Chechen Field Commander Threatens To Extend War
By Ron Synovitz
10 May 2005 (RFE/RL) -- In an interview with RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service, senior Chechen field commander Doku Umarov said that by the end of this year the Chechen resistance will begin large-scale military activities in Russian regions beyond the borders of Chechnya.
He added that resistance forces are already regrouping in preparation for new attacks. Umarov described Maskhadov's successor Abdul-Khalim Sadulaev as a "brilliant" expert on Shari'a and Chechen traditional law, and as respected by resistance fighters for his "crystal honesty and [sense of] justice."
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