Kazakh forces host 2nd stage of Steppe Eagle exercise


ASTANA -- Kazakhstan is conducting the second stage of the Steppe Eagle-2017 military exercise at the Illisky Training Centre near Almaty, Tengri News reported Monday (July 24).

The purpose of the exercise is to train Kazakhstani troops to support peace, react to crises and prepare for operations conducted by the UN and NATO.

The second stage consists of command-staff exercises conducted on computer. Troops from the Kazbrig brigade are performing the simulation under observation by colleagues from other countries, including the United States, Britain, Turkey, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The second stage runs from Saturday (July 22) to August 4. Stage 1 took place March 31 through April 11 at the same location.

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