Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 142

The Tajik government and opposition accused each other over the weekend of violating the ceasefire agreement signed July 19 (see Perspective story below) as fresh fighting broke out in Tavildara and Khaburabad districts. The opposition’s chief delegate to the inter-Tajik talks, Akbar Turajonzoda, conceded that opposition detachments had to withdraw from the crucial Tavildara town and said that the government’s attacks in that area had "automatically invalidated" the ceasefire agreement if they took place after its signing. (Itar-Tass, Western agencies, July 21 and 22)

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