News of an ambush operation targeting Russian internal security forces in the village of Darqo in eastern Chechnya, which resulted in the purported killing of dozens of soldiers, was published today, July 20, 2006, to the Arabic website of the Chechen Mujahideen, alqoqaz.net. The article states that two brigades of the Mujahideen, under the leadership of two different commanders, collaborated with one cutting off supply and help lines to a major center of the Russian forces and the other attacking. In addition, the forces which are cited at the ?Alamun forces,? have allegedly committed human rights violations against Chechens, wantonly arresting individuals and destroying houses over the heads of its inhabitants.
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