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[01.07.2OO2] CIS Troops To Deploy Near Capital Bishkek

The Kabar Agency reported from Bishkek on 1 July that the Defense Ministry agreed to deploy the CIS rapid reaction forces at a military aerodrome in the town of Kant, 14 kilometers to east from Bishkek. About 2,000 troops of the western coalition against international terrorism are deployed at the Manas airport, about 20 kilometers to northwest from Bishkek.
RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, July 1, 2002

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