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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Azeris Slam U.S. Report

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Azerbaijan rejected on Thursday a U.S. State Department report that the country had been a hub for Moslem sympathizers of Chechnya's battle against federal troops.

The report on "Patterns of Global Terrorism" for 1999, issued earlier this year, said Azerbaijan "served as a logistic hub for international Mujahideen with ties to terrorist groups, some of whom supported the Chechen insurgency in Russia."

"The accusation that Azerbaijan helps international terrorists connected to military activities in Chechnya is a groundless one," said the foreign ministry in a statement.