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Russian servicemen drilled fight against militants that use IS tactics — General Staff

December 14, 2015, 13:49 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Up to 300,000 people participated in snap checks

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Russian strategic military drill

Russian strategic military drill

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MOSCOW, December 14. /TASS/. Russian servicemen have practised fighting against militants using the tactics of the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization during snap checks, Chief of General Staff and Deputy Defense Ministry Army General Valery Gerasimov said on Monday.

"Military personnel practised fighting against illegal armed groups using the tactics of the Taliban and Islamic State. In the future, the practice of holding such events of operational and military drills and snap checks will be continued," Gerasimov told a briefing for foreign military attaches accredited in Russia.

"Up to 300,000 people participated in snap checks. Districts were regrouped to create military unit groupings in threatened areas," he continued. He reminded that snap checks were held in the Northern Fleet, Aerospace Defense Forces, Southern, Central and Western military districts.

"Snap checks demonstrated that units and formations have improved at fulfilling tasks at unknown training ranges, in the conditions when an enemy is using high-precision weapons," Gerasimov concluded.

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