Federal forces have completed a large-scale operation in the Nozhai Urt district of Chechnya. According to the regional staff of the anti-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus, federal forces destroyed the gang commanded by Abu Khabib /call sign Marvan/.
No casualties among Russian servicemen have been reported.
According to the staff, over the past 24 hours, there have been eliminated 224 militants, 36 people suspected of being involved in illegal armed formations have been arrested.
Federal units carried out 12 special operations in both mountainous and downcountry districts of Chechnya.
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