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The Central Asian country has built up a formidable military to counter any extremist threat.

The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is using civilians as human shields among other tactics as its losses mount on the battlefield.

The focus of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' media machine has shifted significantly following the group's ongoing setbacks on the ground.

The country is calm and wants to stay that way.

As crime has significantly decreased in the country, law enforcers continue fighting terrorism, officials said.

The countries' top diplomats signed an extradition treaty October 17 in Tashkent.

Intensified use of the internet for terrorist purposes alarms analysts and officials.

The country's Criminal Code provides sentences for drug trafficking - long prison time, with no eligibility for parole or clemency - that are just as harsh as those specified for extremism and terrorism.

Uzbek officials say peace in Afghanistan will bring new opportunities for Central Asian countries.

Kazakhstani and Israeli experts, security officials are working together to strengthen fight against extremism and terrorism.