Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 136

Tajikistan’s internal affairs minister Saidamir Zukhurov told a Dushanbe briefing yesterday that this month alone, his ministry’s troops have lost 30 killed in fighting the opposition in the mountainous Garm area. The minister vowed that "no effort would be spared to stabilize the situation there." (17)

The minister was following the usual practice in former Soviet republics of compartmentalized accounting of battle losses, strictly along ministerial lines. Tajik Defense Ministry sources said the previous day that the army has lost 50 to 60 killed in the current operation to recapture ground seized by opposition forces in Garm.

1. Reuter, November 17

2. Reuter, November 17

3. Finansovye izvestia, November 16

4. Interfax, November 15

5. BNS, November 16

6. Interfax-West, November 16

7. Interfax, November 16

8. Interfax and Itar-Tass, November 15 and 16

9. BBC World Service, "World Business Report," November 16

10. Itar-Tass, Russian TV, Komsomolskaya pravda, Kommersant daily, November 13 through 16

11. Radio Mayak, November 11; BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, SU/2459 B/11

12. BNS, November 15 and 16

13. Intefax-Ukraine, November 16

14. Interfax, November 16

15. Noyan-Tapan, November 14

16. Segodnya, November 14

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