DUSHANBE -- Tajik troops in the second half of August will be conducting training exercises on their country's borders with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Tajik service reported Tuesday (August 7), quoting Defence Ministry spokesman Faridun Makhmadalizoda.
The troops are part of the Sughd Province garrison, he said, adding that the drills are meant to address various issues, including working out the organisation of territorial defence and raising reservists' skills.
The number of regular troops and reservists involved is not known yet, but the exercises will be major, said Makhmadalizoda.
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