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Russia to upscale Afghan-border drills - report

Russia will dispatch 1,800 troops to participate in military drills near the Afghan border instead of 1,000, Moscow's news agency, Interfax, reported on Monday, citing its sources within the country's Ministry of Defence.

On top of the increase in personnel size, Russia will deploy double the number of initially planned military hardware units, the report explained.

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will also participate in the exercises, set to start on August 5 and last until August 10.

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