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The battalion tactical group of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District (YuVO) together with the servicemen of the Armed Forces of South Ossetia repulsed an attack of the enemy tactical airborne assault on the Dzartsem mountain range.

The battalion, reinforced by artillery, engineering and reconnaissance subunits, was attacked by enemy tactical airborne assault forces, in the role of which were the scouts of the military base, during the defense in a given area. The purpose of the attack of the saboteurs was to seize military equipment and capture the unit commander.

As a result of the operational actions of the outpost, the effective organization of the subunit’s defensive actions and concentrated fire on the enemy’s firing points, the attack of the saboteurs was repelled.

About 1.2 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District took part in the exercises, more than 200 units of military equipment were involved.

At the same time, four bilateral battalion tactical exercises are being held in the Southern Military District at combined-arms training grounds located in the Volgograd Region, Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic and at a military base in the Republic of South Ossetia. About 6 thousand servicemen take part in them, about 300 pieces of weapons and equipment are involved, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery pieces and multiple launch rocket systems. For the purpose of interspecific interaction, more than 40 aircraft and helicopters of army and operational-tactical aviation have been attracted from the association of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District.

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