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Uzbekistan, Russia Holding Counterterrorism Drill


http://gdb.rferl.org/694BC69B-D775-40EE-8EA1-CCC952807233_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/694BC69B-D775-40EE-8EA1-CCC952807233_mw800_mh600.jpg Members of Russia's elite Spetsnaz unit during counterterrorism exercises last December (OSCE) September 19, 2006 -- Uzbekistan and Russia are today starting a five-day counterterrorism exercise in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia.


The drill will involve 130 special-forces troops from Uzbekistan and Russian special units and airborne troops stationed in the North Caucasus.


The Russian and Uzbek defense ministers are expected to attend the exercise in person.


(RIA Novosti, Interfax-AVN)

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