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Civil War in Tajikistan

In 1992, shortly after the collapse of the USSR, a civil war erupted in Tajikistan, a Central Asian country bordering Afghanistan.

In 1992, shortly after the collapse of the USSR, a civil war erupted in Tajikistan, a Central Asian country bordering Afghanistan. Over 30,000 people lost their lives during the five years of fighting. Dina Newman speaks to a villager whose family got caught up in the Islamic opposition. Photo: an opposition supporter holds his self-made weapon as he listens to Islamic leaders in central Dushanbe, on 7th May 1992; credit AFP/Getty Images.

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