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A Military Crackdown in Tajikistan Could Draw in Bigger Powers

Sep 26, 2018 | 18:02 GMT
Lake Sarez sits at an elevation of 3,300 meters (10,827 feet) in Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.

Lake Sarez sits at an elevation of 3,300 meters (10,827 feet) in Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. The country reportedly is considering a military crackdown in the area that could ultimately draw in Russia and China.

(KADAM MASKAYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Twenty years after a destructive civil war, Tajikistan is potentially facing renewed conflict. The country's military is reportedly deploying troops to the eastern city of Khorugh in preparation for a special operation there, according to opposition sources in Tajikistan. During a meeting with local officials in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region...

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