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Two Chinese anti-terrorist forces dispatched to Russia for joint training

People's Daily Online

(People's Daily Online) 14:39, June 29, 2016

Two Chinese anti-terrorist forces, the Falcon Commando Unit and the Snow Leopard Commando Unit, set off to Russia for the "Cooperation-2016" joint anti-terrorist training on June 28. A departure ceremony was held in a training base for the outstanding soldiers who will leave for the event.

This is the first time that China's two state-level anti-terrorist forces have gone to Russia together for the anti-terrorist training. Following the "Cooperation-2007" China-Russia joint military exercise and "Cooperation-2013" China-Russia joint anti-terrorist training, the joint training this year will further enhance the communication and mutual-trust of the two armies.

The subjects of the China-Russia anti-terrorist training of this time will include weapons and equipment operation, team assault tactics, shooting, fistfight, climbing, rope descending, physical training and an integrated tactical drill with a fictitious scenario in which they need to exterminate a terrorist group in forest.

Since June 8, the two commandos have gone through a 20-day intensive training as preparation for the trip to Russia. Zhou Kun, a member of the Falcon Commando Unit, said, "We will take the opportunity to strengthen the technique and tactics cooperation with the Russian team and exchange anti-terrorist experience with them. With real combat training, our anti-terrorist ability will be improved."

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