Hindu Kush: Russia begins military exercises with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Hindu Kush: Russia begins military exercises with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

in view of the advance of Taliban in Hindu Kushi Russia With military exercises near Tajik-Afghan border Uzbekistan And Tajikistan started. The maneuver with 2,500 soldiers took place at the Charab-Maidan training area, about 20 kilometers from the Afghan border, as announced by the Russian military.

Russia, which has its largest foreign base in Tajikistan, represents up to 1,800 troops. Defense from enemy tanks and drones should be practiced by August 10. Also training is to be given on how to prevent foreign fighters from entering.

Afghan soldiers flee to Tajikistan

Russia has military bases in the former Soviet republics of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, two of the poorest countries in Central Asia. Tajikistan, a country of 9.5 million people, shares a 1,300-km-long border Afghanistan. In June, the Taliban took control of the most important crossing point between the two countries.

Hundreds of Afghan soldiers recently fled to neighboring Tajikistan after fighting them. The state news agency quoted Chovar in a statement to the National Security Committee in Tajikistan as saying 1037 Afghan soldiers crossed the border on Monday night “to save their lives”. The Taliban had “complete control” of six districts in Badakhshan province bordering Tajikistan in northeastern Afghanistan.

Russia is watching with great concern the rise of the Taliban in connection with the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan. Moscow There is a fear that Islamists may invade former Soviet territory.

The Taliban has been on the rise since the rapid withdrawal of American troops from the Hindu Kush. you have to fight government soldiers accept Many districts of the country have already been taken under its control. by the end of the month they want America Withdraw all troops from Afghanistan. NS armed forces On 30 June ended his mandate in the north of the country and brought back all troops.

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