Active military confrontation on Kyrgyz-Tajik border as thousands are evacuated. Photo: Reuters
Active military confrontation on Kyrgyz-Tajik border as thousands are evacuated. Photo: Reuters

19,000 evacuated following ceasefire bid to stop Kyrgyz-Tajik border conflict escalating towards war

  • Fighting regularly flares up between the mountainous ex-Soviet republics that share a nearly 1,000km long border
  • Thousands of people have been removed from villages, and provided with ‘psychological support in temporary accommodation’, NGO says

Active military confrontation on Kyrgyz-Tajik border as thousands are evacuated. Photo: Reuters
Active military confrontation on Kyrgyz-Tajik border as thousands are evacuated. Photo: Reuters
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