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View Resource Russian Attack on Grozny, Chechnya

At 6:15pm local time yesterday, the Russian breakaway republic Chechnya's capital of Grozny was attacked by Russian military forces. While Russian government officials denied responsibility, this morning the Russian military admitted to carrying out the missile attack. One reported target of the strike was the main market that military officials claimed was used at night by bandits and terrorists...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/1999/1022
View Resource The Dirty War in Chechnya: Forced Disappearances, Torture and Summary Executions

In March 2001, Human Rights Watch released this new report. "The Dirty War in Chechnya: Forced Disappearances, Torture and Summary Executions" details recent abuses of human rights by the Soviet Union in their continued efforts to subdue the province of Chechnya. The report describes the cases of 52 "disappeared" individuals who were last seen in the custody of Russian federal forces.

https://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/chechnya/