Russian special forces hold Dushanbe-Anti-Terror drills

Russian special forces hold Dushanbe-Anti-Terror drills

Russian special forces are carrying out military drills on the Afghan-Tajik border and are searching for provisional outlawed armed groups as part of the exercises, the spokesman of Russian Central Military District, Yaroslav Roshchupkin, said.

"Special operation units landed at he highland border military range Harbmaydon and started searching for outlawed armed groups, detecting of caravans with arms and drugs, locating training camps and provisional militant caches," Sputnik cited the spokesman as saying.

Roshchupkin added that after locating the militants, aviation, artillery and missile troops will move in to strike the uncovered targets.

Some 2,000 Russian troops and more than 300 equipment units are taking part in the joint drills dubbed Dushanbe-Anti-Terror-2017. 

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