30 August 2002 MOSCOW, 30 August (Gazeta.Ru)–An alleged Arab mercenary detained by Georgian police in the Pankisi Gorge [on 29 August] has confessed to having ties with Al Qaeda and Chechen separatists. Georgia’s President Eduard Shevardnadze therefore finds himself in a deadlock: he will not be allowed to declare his ‘anti-criminal’ operation successfully completed before […]

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