RFE/RL notes that the North Ossetian Parliamentary Commission is expected to release its final report on Beslan today:
North Ossetia's deputy parliament speaker Stanislav Kesaev, who heads the regional parliamentary commission, said today that the 30-page report contains "more questions than answers." He said most questions pertain to the federal authorities' decision to storm the school.Meanwhile, Itar-Tass reports that the the deadline for completing the official federal Russian investigation into the Beslan raid has been pushed back by another three months to March 1 2006. (via chechnya-sl)
Russia blames the bloodbath on the hostage takers. But rights groups believe federal security forces are largely responsible for the heavy death toll.
Update: As was widely expected, the North Ossetian report concludes that the federal authorities botched the rescue at Beslan.
The BBC's account of the report is here.