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Russia to conduct military drills next month with Uzbekistan, Tajikistan near Afghan border


  • Russia has said it will conduct military drills next month with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan near the border with Afghanistan where the Taliban have launched an offensive against Afghan government troops. 
  • Russian Defence Ministry said that the joint drills will take place August 5-10 at the Kharbmaidon training ground in Tajikistan near the Afghan border. 
  • Alexander Lapin, commander of the Central Military District, said that the troops will run drills to defeat illegal armed units that invaded the territory of an allied country.