August 30, 2006 |
About 50 militants surrendered and handed over their weapons in a ceremony led by Chechnya's prime minister, who said rebel numbers were dwindling in the war-ravaged region, officials said. The ceremony in Chechnya's second-largest city, Gudermes, was the latest step in a campaign by Moscow-backed Chechen Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov to cast himself as a leader bringing peace to the republic after a separatist conflict that began in 1994.
July 26, 2006 |
One of the twin brothers who led a small band of ethnic Karen rebels called "God's Army" has turned himself in to Myanmar's military government, state radio and television reported. Johnny Htoo and eight fellow members of the group left a refugee camp in Thailand this month and surrendered with weapons in two separate groups on July 17 and 19 in southeastern Myanmar, the reports said. Johnny and brother Luther in the late 1990s led a band of Karen rebels in eastern Myanmar.
July 12, 2006 |
One of Mogadishu's last warlords holding out against powerful Islamists surrendered after losing most of his territory in two days of fighting in Somalia that killed more than 140 people, militia sources said. Abdi Awale Qaybdiid was part of an alliance of U.S.-backed warlords who called themselves an anti-terrorism group. He had continued fighting after the Islamists routed other warlords and seized the Somalian capital last month.
March 2, 2006 |
The head of an Islamic militant group blamed for several deadly bombings in Bangladesh surrendered after security forces surrounded his hide-out, officials said. Sheik Abdur Rahman, leader of the banned militant group Jumatul Mujahedin Bangladesh, gave himself up in Sylhet city, 120 miles northeast of the capital, Dhaka, said government official Faisal Alam.
November 16, 2003 |
In a move likely to help stabilize Rwanda and its neighbors, the commander of a rebel group that includes fighters who participated in Rwanda's 1994 genocide surrendered to Rwandan government forces. Maj. Gen. Paul Rwarakabije, leader of the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda, and 103 of his fighters surrendered Friday. It was not clear under what terms Rwarakabije had returned from neighboring Congo.
April 24, 2003 |
With dark circles under his eyes and a cigarette constantly in his hand, the man who was No. 21 on the United States' list of most-wanted Iraqis acknowledged during his last few hours of freedom Wednesday that he didn't always agree with Saddam Hussein, but would make no apologies for his involvement in the dictator's regime. After a wide-ranging interview with The Times in which he sharply denied that he had done anything in his career that could be counted as a crime against humanity, Gen.