Putin Visits Dagestan On 20th Anniversary Of Defeated Militant Invasion

UrduPoint | 8/7/1999 | Staff
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MAKHACHKALA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2019) Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Russian Republic of Dagestan on Thursday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of repelling the invasion of terrorists in the republic.

The Russian leader arrived in the airport of Makhachkala and traveled to the village of Botlikh, where he talked with the local population and laid flowers at the memorial dedicated to the servicemen and members of popular militia who fought off the violent invasion of terrorists from Chechnya in the republic in 1999.

August - Groups - Chechan - Terrorists - Shamil

On August 7, 1999, several groups of Chechan terrorists, led by Shamil Basayev, invaded Dagestan with a proclaimed aim "to free" Muslims. The fierce fighting claimed the lives of...
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