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'Breakdown' in siege negotiations  The negotiations broke down after militants turned off their telephones   School siege: '26 freed'  Armed militants were holding more than 300 hostages for a second day Blasts heard at school  2 loud explosions have jolted the area where hostage-takers have been holding 350 children, parents and teachers Siege goes into third day   '100 bodies' in siege school  Troops stormed the building in a bid to end a terrifying hostage crisis. Special forces were mopping up pockets of resistance   350 dead after troops storm school Map of Beslan North Ossetia Russia
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  Putin 'to avenge' Chechen killing  Chechen Prime Minister Abramov has taken over as the new leader of the republic President of Chechnya buried Troops repel Chechen offensive  After several hours of heavy fighting, interior ministry troops were able to repel rebel attempts to seize government buildings Russians hunt southern attackers  Russian forces are pursuing rebels who killed 47 people in the southern republic of Ingushetia Chechen acting president survives blast 3 die in fierce fighting Kremlin's Man Wins Vote  Alu Alkhanov, 47, won Chechnya presidential election but faces an uphill struggle to subdue a rebellion 7 dead in school attack  Armed attackers stormed a school in southern Russia and took at least 150 children, parents and teachers hostage Standoff school siege
  Saakashvili claims presidency  US-educated lawyer has claimed victory in early presidential elections   New President Saakashvili sworn in  The 36-year-old said his first task will be putting an end to government corruption. Powell and Ivanov attended Blast kills exiled Chechen leader  Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, 48, leader linked to al Qaeda terror network has been killed in a car explosion Rebel leader flees country  President Saaskashvili has announced that Aslan Abashidze, the leader of the Adzharia province, has resigned Ajaria welcomes president Bomb kills Chechen president


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  A tense standoff between authorities and attackers who seized at least 100 hostages, possibly as many as 400
 
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  1,200 hostages might have been inside the Beslan school. Hundreds of people were injured
 On the 3rd day of the standoff, gunfire broke out between the hostage-takers and security forces. 186 children were among the killed. Chechen warlord Basayev took responsibility for the hostage taking, which was led by his Ingush deputy Yevloyev
    Putin: Siege force not planned
  Russian President arrived in an unexpected visit to the siege town and shut crisis region borders
Sep.4   Siege toll tops 350  In a nationally televised speech, President Putin denounced the massacre as 'an attack on our country'   Hostage families return to school  Families of people held for 3 days wept as they surveyed the ruins Sep.5   Hostage town mourns siege victims  Mourners were holding the first funerals for hostages killed in school siege as a top local official reportedly resigned Sep.6   Suspect: We wanted to start a war  The man said the attack was ordered by Chechen rebel leader Maskhadov and Chechen warlord Basayev Sep.8   $10m reward for Chechen rebels  A military official said Moscow was prepared to strike at terrorists around the world Sep.16   Rebel Basayev claims Beslan siege
  Chechen warlord has claimed responsibility for the school siege, in which at least 320 hostages, many of them children, died





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Troops repel Chechen offensive  After several hours of heavy fighting, interior ministry troops were able to repel rebel attempts to seize government buildings Russians hunt southern attackers  Russian forces are pursuing rebels who killed 47 people in the southern republic of Ingushetia 3 die in fierce fighting   350 dead after troops storm school Map of Beslan North Ossetia Russia




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  1,200 hostages might have been inside the Beslan school. Hundreds of people were injured
 On the 3rd day of the standoff, gunfire broke out between the hostage-takers and security forces. 186 children were among the killed. Chechen warlord Basayev took responsibility for the hostage taking, which was led by his Ingush deputy Yevloyev
Sep.3   Putin: Siege force not planned
  Russian President arrived in an unexpected visit to the siege town and shut crisis region borders
Sep.6 Suspect: We wanted to start a war  The man said the attack was ordered by Chechen rebel leader Maskhadov and Chechen warlord Basayev



Caucasus, 2004 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.13 Blast kills exiled Chechen leader  Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, 48, leader linked to al Qaeda terror network has been killed in a car explosion May.9 Bomb kills Chechen president
  Akhmad Kadyrov and at least 5 others died in an explosion at a stadium in the Chechen capital
Jul.13 Chechen acting president survives blast Sep.1 7 dead in school attack  Armed attackers stormed a school in southern Russia and took at least 150 children, parents and teachers hostage Sep.1 Standoff school siege
  A tense standoff between authorities and attackers who seized at least 100 hostages, possibly as many as 400
Sep.1 'Breakdown' in siege negotiations  The negotiations broke down after militants turned off their telephones Sep.2   School siege: '26 freed'  Armed militants were holding more than 300 hostages for a second day Sep.2 Blasts heard at school  2 loud explosions have jolted the area where hostage-takers have been holding 350 children, parents and teachers Sep.2 Siege goes into third day Sep.3   '100 bodies' in siege school  Troops stormed the building in a bid to end a terrifying hostage crisis. Special forces were mopping up pockets of resistance Sep.3   350 dead after troops storm school Map of Beslan North Ossetia Russia
  1,200 hostages might have been inside the Beslan school. Hundreds of people were injured
 On the 3rd day of the standoff, gunfire broke out between the hostage-takers and security forces. 186 children were among the killed. Chechen warlord Basayev took responsibility for the hostage taking, which was led by his Ingush deputy Yevloyev
Sep.4 Siege toll tops 350  In a nationally televised speech, President Putin denounced the massacre as 'an attack on our country' Sep.4 Hostage families return to school  Families of people held for 3 days wept as they surveyed the ruins Sep.6 Suspect: We wanted to start a war  The man said the attack was ordered by Chechen rebel leader Maskhadov and Chechen warlord Basayev Sep.8 $10m reward for Chechen rebels  A military official said Moscow was prepared to strike at terrorists around the world Sep.16 Rebel Basayev claims Beslan siege
  Chechen warlord has claimed responsibility for the school siege, in which at least 320 hostages, many of them children, died




Caucasus, 2004 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.4   Saakashvili claims presidency  US-educated lawyer has claimed victory in early presidential elections Jan.25   New President Saakashvili sworn in  The 36-year-old said his first task will be putting an end to government corruption. Powell and Ivanov attended May.5 Rebel leader flees country  President Saaskashvili has announced that Aslan Abashidze, the leader of the Adzharia province, has resigned May.5 Ajaria welcomes president
May.9   Putin 'to avenge' Chechen killing  Chechen Prime Minister Abramov has taken over as the new leader of the republic May.10 President of Chechnya buried Aug.29 Kremlin's Man Wins Vote  Alu Alkhanov, 47, won Chechnya presidential election but faces an uphill struggle to subdue a rebellion Sep.3   Putin: Siege force not planned
  Russian President arrived in an unexpected visit to the siege town and shut crisis region borders
Sep.5 Hostage town mourns siege victims  Mourners were holding the first funerals for hostages killed in school siege as a top local official reportedly resigned