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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Battalion to Chechnya

A artillery battalion that was withdrawn from the war in Chechnya this month will be sent back, Interfax reported Wednesday.

The report, citing a source in the regional military command, said the return was ordered "because of the complex situation in the south of the republic."

The rugged, mountainous south of Chechnya provides shelter and camps for rebels, who filter out to mount small but deadly attacks on federal forces.