Russia’s Ministry of Interior has for the first time revealed the extent of its casualties in the North Caucasus.
This article was prepared by the Islam in Europe blog - islamineurope.blogspot.com
According to its own estimations, 2,984 officers were killed and another 9,000 wounded since 1988 in combat operations in the North Caucasus, comprising Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan.
The figures relate to Russia’s internal troops subordinate to the Ministry of Interior, whose role is to assist the police during internal conflicts and mass raids within Russia.
Source: RT (English)