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New Interior Task Force Targets Militants In Dagestan

June 28 2011


The Russian Interior Ministry has just formed an anti-militant task force in Dagestan, reports Interfax-AVN.

The force includes 5,497 officers from the Dagestani Interior Ministry, 150 Russian special police (OMON) officers, 878 Russian Interior Ministry officers, including 500 Spetsnaz personnel, and 10 traffic police crews, Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said on Monday.

Interior Ministry forces are already operating in the region to curb militant activity, combat...

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