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    Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said that the split of the anti-terrorist coalition, is a major problem for the CSTO member states and for the whole world.

    MOSCOW, October 28 (RIA Novosti) – The split of the anti-terrorist coalition, breaking the global security system, is a major problem for the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states and for the whole world, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha told International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya on Tuesday.

    "The major problem for us is the split of the anti-terrorist coalition, breaking the global security system. This is the challenge for everyone. This is practically a direct confrontation between Russia and its allies on one side, and the United States and its allies on the other side. This situation has been created by the Obama administration," Bordyuzha said.

    Bordyuzha added that after the coalition split, terrorist groups became more powerful. He stated that the Islamist organizations currently operating in Syria and Iraq have advanced as a result of US recent policies and actions.

    Among other threats, Bordyuzha named the conflicting points, the so-called hot spots, including the Nagorny Karabakh, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.

    The CSTO is the intergovernmental military alliance formed in 1992. It has 6 current members, including Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Belarus, as well as two observer states – Afghanistan and Serbia.

    Islamist Militants from CSTO Member Countries Trained in Afghanistan: CSTO Head

    Islamist militants from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states are being trained in special camps in Afghanistan, CSTO Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha told International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya on Tuesday.

    "In Afghanistan, more precisely in the regions bordering Pakistan, there are camps where militants are being trained, including those from CSTO member states," Bordyuzha said.

    "In Afghanistan, there are several armed groups, which are simply waiting for the order to start vigorous activities in order to destabilize the situation in our countries," Bordyuzha added.

    Bordyuzha stated that the Russian Security Service (FSB) has already stopped a group of Islamists planning terrorist acts on Russian soil, and this group was trained in Afghanistan. Several of those militants were connected with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).

    The IMU group was formed in 1991. Its headquarters are located in Taliban-controlled areas of northern Afghanistan and its main objective is to topple Uzbek President Islam Karimov and to create an Islamic State under sharia law.

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