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YEREVAN, June 27 (Itar-Tass) - People from a number of post-Soviet countries fight on the side of the Syrian opposition and in Afghanistan, Nikolai Bordyuzha, secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), said here on Thursday.
He said these are people from Russia, from Central Asian states, militants, members of informal armed groups who took part in combat in the Caucasus recently. “People from some post-Soviet countries also fight in Afghanistan,” Bordyuzha said.
“A large number of citizens of CIS countries recently underwent training in militants’ camps in Afghanistan’s territory,” he said. “Some of them returned to their countries, others undergo training or get combat experience, fighting NATO contingents,” Bordyuzha said.
“Russian security services have recently spotted a group of four that planned to stage terrorist acts in crowded places. All of them were trained in camps in Afghanistan and then sent to the Moscow region where they studied the situation and planned terrorist acts. Security services of the Russian Federation detected them in time. Two of the militants were liquidated and two others detained,” the CSTO secretary-general said.
“This is just one example of what happens in Afghanistan,” the secretary-general said. “A number of militants from Afghanistan infiltrate the territories of CSTO member-states and some get combat experience within the Syrian opposition,” Bordyuzha said.