Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) units will be deployed in Uzbekistan if they participate in the US anti-terror operation. This information was disclosed on Thursday by the German Bild newspaper with a reference to a source in the Bundeswehr command. The source also reported about a relevant agreement between "the German and US staffs." This information refers to German NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical warfare) units equipped with the Fuchs-class reconnaissance vehicles designed for rapid detection of nuclear, chemical and biological contaminating agents. Germany is also expected to provide its medical units and 100 elite commandos from the Komando Spezialkrafte unit.
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea