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Russian Troops Practice Airstrikes in Tajikistan

18.05.2015 12:15

Russian troops are taking part in military training on Monday in Tajikistan alongside other members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The CSTO is a military alliance comprising Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

As part of a snap inspection of the alliance's Collective Rapid Reaction Force, troops are simulating combat with armed groups in mountainous terrain.

According to the exercise scenario, a Russian reconnaissance group on all-terrain vehicles discovers an enemy at a considerable distance from the main force.

In order to prevent the splinter group from rejoining the main enemy force, Russian Su-25 jets (NATO reporting name Frogfoot) carry out airstrikes using unguided rockets.