Milestones Jul. 24, 2006

KILLED. Shamil Basayev, 41, Chechen terrorist who masterminded numerous large-scale attacks on Russian civilians, including a siege of a school in the town of Beslan that killed 331 people, most of them children, and a 2002 attack on a theater in Moscow leaving 171 people dead; when a bomb in his car exploded in the republic of Ingushetia, bordering Chechnya. While Basayev's supporters said the explosion was accidental, Russian forces said they killed Basayev as part of a long-planned sting operation.

DIED. Syd Barrett, 60, brilliant, troubled recluse who was the original leader of the seminal psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd...

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