Police killed Abu Haled in an ongoing operation in the Vedeno district of Chechnya. Haled was an Arab fighter who came to Chechnya 13 years ago and was responsible for technical and psychological training of insurgents, and may have been Doku Umarov’s security chief and head of his group’s counter-intelligence operations. Six insurgents and three police officers have been killed near the village of Khazhi-Yurt during an ongoing operation that began on March 17.
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