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    POLICE IN DAGHESTAN ARREST MASTERMIND OF 1999 CHECHEN INCURSION

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    MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti) - Police in Daghestan have arrested Magomed Tagayev, suspected of masterminding the Chechen incursion in April 1999.

    According to a Federal Interior Ministry officer, Tagayev's detention was the result of a complicated and meticulously planned operation.

    After federal forces fought Chechen rebels out of Daghestan, Tagayev fled to Turkey and spent a lot of time hiding there under the protection of Turkish authorities, who refused to extradite him to Russia.

    Tagayev has written a number of extremist propaganda books. He used to sit on Chechnya's Shurah military council alongside the warlords Shamil Basayev and Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev.

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