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Examination confirms Akhmed Chatayev was liquidated in counterterrorism operation
01 December, 2017
One of the persons liquidated in the counterterrorism operation was Akhmed Chatayev, - Nino Giorgobiani, spokesperson for the State Security Service, said a briefing.

“I want to provide you currently available information about the counterterrorism operation on Beri Gabrieli Street. It has been established by the investigation actions and examination, conducted by the help of the US side, that one of the persons liquidated in the counterterrorism operation was Akhmed Chatayev”, said Giorgobiani.

According to her, it is now being
established how other persons entered Georgia.
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"Members of the criminal group did not have any documents to identify them. Our international partners are involved in the process of identification of these persons. It is now being established how other persons entered Georgia and whether they had connection with other criminal groups," said Nino Giorgobiani.

Akhmed Rajapovich Chatayev was a Chechen Islamic State leader who was thought to be the planner of the 2016 Istanbul airport attack.

He was born 14 July 1980 in Vedeno village, Vedenskiy District, the Republic of Chechnya, Russia.

He participated in the Second Chechen War and lost his arm in the battle.

As a reminder, in November 2017, the Georgian security service said Chatayev was likely to have been killed in a 20-hour counter terrorism operation in Tbilisi on 22 November which killed one Georgian special forces serviceman and three members of an armed terrorist group. Four police officers were wounded and one member of the group was arrested.

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