Central Asia: September 13, 2000


  Over 2,000 soldiers from Kazakhstan,  Georgia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Turkey, Britain the United States, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia are holding joint exercises in Kazakhstan. The main theme is on  refugee control, patrolling and 
security operations. In other words, peacekeeping. Meanwhile, on the Kyrgyz border, Islamic rebels are again attempting to cross the border. Fighting in the area has so far left 32 troops and 90 rebels dead.  


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