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Russia-Led Drills Begin on Afghanistan Border

The Russian military’s chief of staff arrived in Central Asia Thursday as Russia held military drills in two ex-Soviet countries bordering Afghanistan where Kabul is struggling to contain a ferocious Taliban offensive.

Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian military’s General Staff flew into Uzbekistan — Central Asia’s most populous country — to observe joint Russian-Uzbek military drills. Both armies also took part in separate exercises with neighboring Tajikistan on Thursday. Source Moscow Times

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