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A Counterterrorism Operation in Georgia Brings Home an Uncomfortable Truth

Onnik James Krikorian
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Dec 10, 2017 | 14:29 GMT
Counterterrorism forces surround an apartment building in the Isani district of Georgia's capital city, Tbilisi, during a raid Nov. 22.

Counterterrorism forces surround an apartment building in the Isani district of Georgia's capital city, Tbilisi, during a raid Nov. 22.

(VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Overnight, a counterterrorism raid in Tbilisi shattered any sense of security in Georgia, from which dozens of citizens are believed to have joined militant groups in Syria and Iraq. Opposition parties and some media outlets in the country criticized the operation's execution -- in no small part because, in the absence of official information and updates, rumors ran rampant. The raid drew international attention, too, over speculation that the Chechen jihadist Akhmed Chatayev, a known terrorist returned from fighting with the Islamic State in Syria, was among the dead....

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