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    Russian Forces Destroy Four Militant Sites, 1,800 Weapons in North Caucasus

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    The Russian forces destroyed militant sites and 1,800 pieces of ammunition in North Caucasus within one week.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s combined forces destroyed four militant sites and 1,800 pieces of ammunition within a week, the National Guard (Russian Guard) said Tuesday.

    "Combined forces with Russian Guard units destroyed four bandit infrastructure objects, nine firearms and 1,800 pieces of ammunition in the North Caucasus region over the past week," the federal executive body said.

    It added that 19,000 people have been detained since September 12, 181 of them on suspicion of committing crimes.

    The Russian Guard, established in April this year, has the authority to fight against terrorism and organized crime, protect high-level government facilities and special cargo, and assist the Federal Security Service (FSB) in protecting the state border.


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