Skip to comments.Russia Says Kills Chechen Rebel With Links to CIA
Posted on 03/23/2005 6:20:02 PM PST by Flavius
Field commander Rizvan Chitigov has been killed in Chechnya during a raid carried out by pro-Moscow security forces and the republics Interior Ministry troops, the Itar-Tass news agency cited the republics first deputy prime minister Ramzan Kadyrov.
Chitigov was surrounded and eliminated after he put up armed resistance, Kadyrov was quoted by the news agency as saying.
Chitigov, aka American or Suraka, born 1965, was placed on the federal wanted list on suspicion of being involved in kidnappings. In the early 1990s Chitigov visited the United States and upon his return he oversaw military intelligence in Aslan Maskhadovs government.
The FSB, Russias domestic security service, suspected that Chitigov had been maintaining ties with foreign intelligence services and was himself a CIA agent, former FSB spokesman Aleksandr Zdanovich said in April 2001.
According to some reports, Chitigov had a green card a permanent residence permit in the U.S.
In the summer of 2001 he told journalists that he intended to poison Russian soldiers with virulent toxins.
Rizvan Chitigov was also a close ally of the infamous warlord Khattab.
In 2002 Russian security services obtained a recording of Chitigovs conversation with the Chechen envoy to the United Arab Emirates Khizir Alkhazurov, where Chitigov allegedly asked his interlocutor to write a manual for preparing toxic substances and send it to Chechnya.
During a search at one of Chitigovs bases in the Chechen highlands security forces discovered stocks of ricin and other toxins and instructions on how to use them in combination with conventional weapons.
So, we don't have to send him paychecks anymore?
Permit me to doubt it.
Probably this is disinformation put out to discredit or counterbalance recent stories that Russian intelligence is still working with al Qaeda.
One less islamofascist.
A green card !!!!!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha this is killing me here..Was he wearing a sombrero with crisscrossed bandoleer belts ?
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