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What Happened in Moscow Siege Rescue

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What Happened in Moscow Siege Rescue

What Happened in Moscow Siege Rescue

What Happened in Moscow Siege Rescue

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NPR's Lawrence Sheets talks with host, Bob Edwards about what happened after Russian forces stormed a Moscow theater Saturday. The rescue ended a 57-hour siege by Chechen separatists. An unknown gas killed more than 100 hostages and left more than 150 hospitalized in critical condition. The operation initially was hailed as a great success, but the number of casualties could present a political problem for President Vladimir Putin.