Some 29 Jews flew from war-torn Chechnya to Israel. The refugees, whose flight was sponsored by the Jewish Agency for Israel, will join relatives already living in Israel. Almost 700 Jews were brought to Israel last year from neighboring Dagestan, which is also involved in the conflict between the Russian government and Islamic separatists.
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