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    SWAT units of the Kyrgyz National Guard during the CSTO rapid deployment force military exercise, Frontier 2016, in Kyrgyzstan

    US, Chinese Attaches Monitoring CSTO Counter-Terror Drills in Kyrgyzstan

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    US, Chinese and Indian military attaches will monitor on Friday counter-terrorist drills by member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russian military spokesman said.

    Kyrgyzstan (Sputnik) The "active phase" of the Rubezh 2016 exercise brought together over a thousand of special operations troops from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia at the Edelweiss training ground in Central Asia.

    "Representative from the US, China and India have been invited to monitor the active phase of the exercise in Kyrgystan," spokesman Col. Yaroslav Roschupkin said, adding military envoys from the six-nation CSTO military alliance were also attending.

    This edition of war games is aimed at training interoperability of armed and police forces during counter-terrorist operations and repelling attacks on law enforcement authorities.

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