Chechens retreat

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The Independent Online
Grozny - Russian soldiers searched for rebel fighters in Chechnya's capital after four days of clashes with the separatists. Local officials said most of the rebels had retreated, although snipers were still operating in some districts.

"Many of the rebels have got out of town, although there is still fighting in two or three places," said Ruslan Martagov, spokesman to the Russian- backed Chechen government. Reuter

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