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Stories with place: Tajikistan
  • Former Tajik commander claims to have joined IS group 
    Updated: May-29-15 11:22 am

    MOSCOW - Tajikistan authorities have opened an investigation into a high-ranking police official who allegedly has joined the Islamic State group in Syria and is calling for former comrades to rise up against the Central Asian country's authoritarian leadership.

  • Afghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold 
    Updated: May-26-15 2:25 am

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents, their ranks swelled by foreign fighters pushed across the border from Pakistan, nearly surrounded this northern Afghan city last month with an offensive that stunned local authorities and raised concerns over their ability to defend the country without U.S. and foreign combat troops.