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Kyrgyzstan: Peaceful Mission 2016 drills finished in Issyk-Kul Region01:39

Kyrgyzstan: Peaceful Mission 2016 drills finished in Issyk-Kul Region

Kyrgyzstan, Issyk-Kul region
September 21, 2016 at 18:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

Peaceful Mission-2016 joint drills of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) officially came to an end at the Edelweiss range in the Kyrgyz region of Issyk-Kul, on Wednesday.

Nearly 2,000 military personnel from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, Russia and Tajikistan, and 300 units of military equipment were engaged in the drills, with 40 aviation units covering actions on the ground. Preparation and conducting of anti-terrorist operations were one of the key aspects of joint exercises that took place from September 15 to 21.

On Tuesday, Sergei Istrakov, the deputy Head of the General Staff of the Russia’s Armed Forces, stated that the next Peaceful Mission will take place in Russia in 2018.

The SCO, founded in 2001 by Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, is aimed to strengthen the political and economic cooperation between the participating nations.

Kyrgyzstan: Peaceful Mission 2016 drills finished in Issyk-Kul Region01:39
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Peaceful Mission-2016 joint drills of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) officially came to an end at the Edelweiss range in the Kyrgyz region of Issyk-Kul, on Wednesday.

Nearly 2,000 military personnel from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, Russia and Tajikistan, and 300 units of military equipment were engaged in the drills, with 40 aviation units covering actions on the ground. Preparation and conducting of anti-terrorist operations were one of the key aspects of joint exercises that took place from September 15 to 21.

On Tuesday, Sergei Istrakov, the deputy Head of the General Staff of the Russia’s Armed Forces, stated that the next Peaceful Mission will take place in Russia in 2018.

The SCO, founded in 2001 by Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, is aimed to strengthen the political and economic cooperation between the participating nations.

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