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Russia-led CSTO to hold three military drills in Tajikistan this month | Source: Asia Plus

The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) plans to hold three military exercises in Tajikistan this month due to the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. The CSTO’s presidents have already agreed to make further efforts to build cooperation in countering the challenges and threats from the territory of Afghanistan. CSTO members include Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan.

Source: Asia Plus


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Russia to send air defense missile systems to Serbia amid escalation on Kosovo border | Source: UA Wire

Russia will deploy air defense forces to Serbia for joint military exercises, which will be held in October amid the escalation in Kosovo. Kosovo police units were dispatched to two border crossings in the north of the country, home to predominantly ethnic Serbs who do not recognize the government in Pristina.

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Russia-Led CSTO Starts Military Drills In Kyrgyzstan Due To Situation In Afghanistan | Source: Ghandara

Russian and Kyrgyz troops take part in a military drill at the Edelweiss military training ground.

The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO, include Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan) has started military exercises in Kyrgyzstan it says are needed in response to the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. Last month, Russia held two separate joint military drills with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan near the Afghan border. Central Asians states bordering Afghanistan are concerned about security threats emanating from the war-torn country and the potential for tens of thousands of refugees to pour over the border.

Source: Ghandara


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  • A joint military exercise involving Turkish and Pakistani special forces began. The joint military exercise will further strengthen the bond of two brotherly nations and will help in adapting the emerging trends in military modernization and cooperation, a statement said.

SOURCE: YENI SAFAK


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  • China has fired a barrage of medium-range missiles across considerable distances into the South China Sea. It punctuated a series of military exercises that China has conducted this month at a time of rising tensions with the United States over its territorial claims in the area.

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES

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