Pakistan, Russia Begin ‘Friendship 2017’ Joint Anti-terror Drill

Pakistani and Russian military commandos have launched joint counterterrorism drills in the mountains and forests of Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia. The two-week-long exercise dubbed as “Friendship 2017” involves more than 200 mostly special forces from both countries who will conduct joint “hostage rescue” and “cordon-and-search” operations, according to the Pakistani military. “The joint exercise…