Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 225

Tajikistan’s Security Ministry announced yesterday that Rizvon Sodirov has been killed, and that about half of his 80 fighters have been killed or captured in the course of an operation conducted by government troops in and around Dushanbe. Those still at large include Rizvon’s two younger brothers. (International and Russian agencies, December 2) Formerly commander in chief of the opposition forces, Sodirov was dismissed in 1995 and subsequently defected to the government side.

Pepperoni with Extra Perestroika.