TAJIKISTAN: NEW TROOP DEPLOYMENTS RAISE PROSPECT OF SPRING OFFENSIVE.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 88
Tajikistan’s State Security Ministry announced yesterday that three of its officers were killed in an ambush in the Tavildara region May 4. On the same day, opposition leader Saidabdullo Nuri made public a letter he addressed to UN secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, pointing to recent deployments of supplementary government troops in Tavildara. Nuri requested immediate reinforcement of the UN military observers’ outpost in Tavildara and close monitoring of compliance with the cease-fire agreement, which bans deployment of additional forces the combat zone by either side. (Interfax, May 5). Russian generals and their Tajik allies have hinted several times recently that they look forward to a spring offensive hoping to reverse the opposition’s gains in the winter fighting in Tavildara. Click here to return to the previous page. Click here to return to the home page.
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