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FINAL TOUCHES: Mourners grieve at the funeral of Moscow Seige gas-victim Alexander Simakov

THE MOSCOW SIEGE
The Hostages Fight Back
"I hate the terrorists who took my daughter hostage," says Tatyana Frolova, a notary public whose teenage daughter, Dasha, died in October when Russian commandos stormed Moscow's Theater Center on Dubrovka, where 41 Chechen terrorists held some 850 people hostage. "But those who ordered what they called the 'rescue operation' I hate even more." To knock out the terrorists before the raid, the Russians used a still unidentified gas that also hammered the hostages. At least 127 hostages were killed by the gas at the scene or died later from...

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