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Chechen troops ‘maintain peace’ in Syria

April 20, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Chechnya’s President Ramzan Kadyrov revealed today that two Chechen battalions are currently serving as military police in Syria for two to three months.

In an interview with Russia Today (RT), Kadyrov said that the aim behind the involvement of those troops, which work on rotations, is to oversee the transition period in Aleppo as well as maintain contacts with the locals.

He noted that the Chechen soldiers have witnessed two tough decades which were as devastating as Syria’s crisis. “What they saw there is the same thing we had here. The same scenario, the same masters,” he said.

The Chechen president stressed that the battalions had undergone special training before being deployed.

Earlier this year Kadyrov said on his Instagram account that his country’s troops were proud to have the honor to “maintain peace and order in Aleppo”.