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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Raduyev Conscious

MOSCOW -- Renegade Chechen warlord Salman Raduyev regained consciousness after undergoing difficult facial surgery in the capital of the breakaway Russian republic, Interfax quoted his aide as saying Thursday.

Raduyev, who narrowly survived an assassination bid two years ago, suffered complications and serious blood loss during the six-hour operation in Grozny on Wednesday, his spokeswoman Raisa Dzhafarova said, Interfax reported.

He was in stable condition after regaining consciousness early Thursday, she said.