A joint anti-terrorism drill, dubbed "Peace Mission 2007," was held in Chelyabinsk in Russia's Ural Mountains region.
The exercise, staged by the six member countries of the SCO, had been carried out first in China's Urumqi, and then in Chelyabinsk, from Aug. 9 to Aug. 17.
About 4,000 troops and 80 aircraft from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in the joint exercise.
The purpose of the joint anti-terrorist maneuvers "Peace Mission 2007" is to "demonstrate determination of the SCO member states in the fight against three evil forces: extremism, terrorism and separatism, as well as the common desire to ensure security and stability in the region, stimulate the general development and prosperity,"Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission, State Councilor and Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan said upon his arrival at the Shagol
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