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Russia’s Security Service Says Georgia Helps ‘Al Qaeda Emissaries’
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 13 Oct.'09 / 11:22

Chief of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), Alexander Bortnikov, claimed on October 13, that the Georgian secret services were assisting “Al Qaeda emissaries” in arranging sending of fighters and arms in Chechnya and Dagestan, respectively.

Speaking at a meeting of Russia’s Counter-Terrorism Committee, Bortnikov said, as quoted by the Russian news agencies: “Audio files recovered from fighters confirmed, that they, together with Al Qaeda emissaries, have established contacts with Georgian special services and with the latter’s participation they organized the infiltration of terrorists into the territory of the Chechen Republic.”

“Moreover, they constantly make attempts to deliver arms, explosives, finances for carrying out acts of sabotage in Dagestan, targeting, first of all, oil and gas pipelines,” he added.

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