Sweden's snowy forests draw troops for Arctic warfare training

In a snow-draped forest in northern Sweden, hundreds of soldiers in white-camouflaged uniforms build dugouts, patrol on skis and lay mock ambushes to test their readiness to fight in Arctic environments. Winter combat skills are attracting more interest both in Sweden and abroad as tensions rise in the strategic High North, and as melting Arctic ice opens new shipping lanes and uncovers a wealth of natural resources.

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