Abbas' Anti-Terror Forces Train in Russia

[New York Daily News] Matthew Kalman - Palestinian forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas are training to crack down on Hamas terrorism at a Russian secret service base in Moscow with the elite anti-terrorist Alpha commando unit. The PA has created a new counterterror unit called Al Himaya Wal Isnad (Protection and Reinforcement). Twenty-five officers were deployed to Moscow for a 30-day course that includes weapons training, rescuing hostages and arresting armed suspects. Similar courses are being held in France, Germany and Algeria, with plans to send dozens of Palestinian security personnel abroad each month.

2007-12-12 01:00:00

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