Tajikistan: Will Ceasefire End Deadly Conflict in Gorno-Badakhshan? | EurasiaNet.org

Posted: July 29, 2012 in Tajikistan

According to the Interior Ministry and National Security Committee, 42 died during the operation on July 24, including 12 government soldiers and 30 militants. Though the government denies any civilian deaths, reports of such fatalities have been widespread.

Reports of civilian casualties trickled out of Tajikistan’s mountainous east on July 25 as security officials announced a ceasefire and demanded militants hand over the local warlord targeted in the offensive, launched a day earlier. The fighting in Gorno-Badakhshan province (GBAO) is being described as the worst in Tajikistan since the 1990s civil war and raises concerns of a protracted new conflict.

via Tajikistan: Will Ceasefire End Deadly Conflict in Gorno-Badakhshan? | EurasiaNet.org.

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