SCO completes anti-terror drills at Peace Mission 2014

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Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan carried out their final joint anti-terror drill on Friday, ending the six-day Peace Mission 2014 anti-terror military exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The drill took place on the Zhurihe training base in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region with the aim of testing and strengthening a coordinated response in fighting terrorism in the region. CCTV America’s Tang Bo reports.

SCO completes anti-terror drills at Peace Mission 2014

Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan carried out their final joint anti-terror drill on Friday, ending the six-day Peace Mission 2014 anti-terror military exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

More than 5,000 troops from the five member states participated in the Peace Mission 2014 anti-terror drill of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. It started from ground and aerial reconnaissance on distribution of terrorist forces on a highland.

Having pinpointed the terrorists’ position, joint military forces carried out strikes with precision guided weapons. A coordination mechanism has also been established among five militaries through which combat and enemy information were shared.

Another important part of the drill is urban anti-terror operations. Special forces from five parties carried out a hostage rescue in a simulated city arena.

The drill is the first of its kind to be held in China and also the biggest one so far under the organization’s framework. It is expected to boost cooperation on fighting terrorists, separatists, and extremists.