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Pula Adayeva, 69, stands in front of her home in Grozny, Russia, which was struck by a Russian rocket during attacks Tuesday. Chechen rebels' anti-aircraft guns fell silent Wednesday after their ammunition ran out, allowing Russian jets to bomb the capital of the breakaway southern republic of Chechnya with impun-ity. Volunteers stacked sandbags in the ground-floor windows of the presidential building, where the Chechen military command is located as Russian artillery boomed in the distance. Despite shortages and freezing temperatures, morale was strong among the poorly equipped fighters loyal to Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev. "We're going to fight until a green (Chechen) flag flies over Moscow," said 33-year-old Rashid Baziev, climbing down from the back of a truck with about 20 other fighters on the icy road between Grozny and a nearby town. "I have just one grenade, which I'm saving for the Russian spetsnaz," Baziev said, referring to Russia's special forces. Russia sent an estimated 10,000 to 40,000 troops into Chechnya on Dec. 11 to oust Dudayev and disarm his supporters. In an effort to seal off Chechnya further, Russia closed its borders Tuesday with the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan. It also severely limited air traffic.

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