RUSSIA/CHECHNYA: CHECHEN FIGHTERS LEAVE VILLAGE TO TAKE UP POSITIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN MILITARY.
- Title: RUSSIA/CHECHNYA: CHECHEN FIGHTERS LEAVE VILLAGE TO TAKE UP POSITIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN MILITARY.
- Date: 15th May 1995
- Summary: UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION NEAR STARY-ACHOI, CHECHNYA, RUSSIA (MAY 15 AND 16, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SLV CHECHEN FIGHTERS LEAVE VILLAGE TO TAKE UP POSITIONS 0.12 2. SV FIGHTERS TAKE UP POSITIONS/DAMAGED BUILDING (8 SHOTS) 1.28 3. GV/SV INT. FIGHTERS CLEAN WEAPONS/ CU FIGHTER WITH "ECHKEROI" (PREVIOUS NAME FOR CHECHNYA) SEWN INTO FATIGUES (5 SHOTS) 2.05 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION NEAR STARY-ACHOI, CHECHNYA, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Duration: 00:02:05
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- Story Text: Over the past week Russian troops have unleashed fierce mortar and artillery bombardments against Chechen positions in the southern foothills but Chechen fighters insist they will fight on.
Russian troops, sent into the north Caucasus territory on December 11 to end a bid for independence from the Russian Federation, have forced separatist rebels out of the towns. They are now trying to prevent the Chechen forces establishing mountain bases from which to wage a partisan war.
Chechen fighters have established positions in the hills and travel from Chechen-controlled villages to the positions for tours of two to three days' duty before being replaced. The Chechen forces suffered heavy losses during the fight for the Chechen capital Grozny and the northern region of the country but say they are determined to fight on.
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