Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 83

Representatives of the Moscow-backed Chechen government said today that Zelimkhan Yandarbiev, who was recently named successor to slain Chechen leader Djohar Dudaev, was himself killed on Sunday night. Chechen Security Council Secretary Ruslan Tsakayev said Yandarbiev was killed in the town of Urus-Martan, 12 miles south of the Chechen capital, Grozny, when an internal quarrel among Chechen separatists turned violent. The report came only a week after separatist chief Dudaev was reported killed in a Russian airstrike in southwestern Chechnya and five days after rebels said they buried Dudaev. (BBC World Service, Reuter, April 29)

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