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August 1, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Russia agreed Saturday that its forces in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan will stop cross-border artillery attacks on northern Afghanistan, an Afghan spokesman said. War broke out last year in the former Soviet republic after former Communists ousted a loose alliance of self-styled democrats and Islamic fundamentalists. Tens of thousands of Tajik opposition fighters crossed into Afghanistan, where they have been joined by Islamic fundamentalists.
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August 1, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Russia agreed Saturday that its forces in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan will stop cross-border artillery attacks on northern Afghanistan, an Afghan spokesman said. War broke out last year in the former Soviet republic after former Communists ousted a loose alliance of self-styled democrats and Islamic fundamentalists. Tens of thousands of Tajik opposition fighters crossed into Afghanistan, where they have been joined by Islamic fundamentalists.
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July 16, 1993 | Associated Press
President Boris N. Yeltsin told the Defense Ministry on Thursday to get ready to beef up Russian forces in Tajikistan after a deadly attack on a border post by Islamic guerrillas. The legislature later approved a package of agreements with Tajikistan's pro-Communist government permitting Russia to use force against Islamic militants in the former Soviet republic. Civil war broke out last year in Tajikistan after pro-Communists ousted an alliance of democrats and Muslim fundamentalists.
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July 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Russian troops guarding Tajikistan's border have the right to attack targets inside Afghanistan to prevent rebels from launching cross-border raids, a top military official said in Moscow. The harsh comments by Vladimir Bondarenko, the chief of staff of Russia's Security Ministry, marked an escalation in Russian rhetoric. But Foreign Ministry spokesman Boris Kustovsky later declined to assert such a right.
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July 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Russian troops guarding Tajikistan's border have the right to attack targets inside Afghanistan to prevent rebels from launching cross-border raids, a top military official said in Moscow. The harsh comments by Vladimir Bondarenko, the chief of staff of Russia's Security Ministry, marked an escalation in Russian rhetoric. But Foreign Ministry spokesman Boris Kustovsky later declined to assert such a right.
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July 16, 1993 | Associated Press
President Boris N. Yeltsin told the Defense Ministry on Thursday to get ready to beef up Russian forces in Tajikistan after a deadly attack on a border post by Islamic guerrillas. The legislature later approved a package of agreements with Tajikistan's pro-Communist government permitting Russia to use force against Islamic militants in the former Soviet republic. Civil war broke out last year in Tajikistan after pro-Communists ousted an alliance of democrats and Muslim fundamentalists.
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