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Two More Former Soviet Republics on Brink of War with Each Other

The much-disputed border between Kyrgystan-Tajikstan is heating up again after conflicts erupted this past week.  So far, the death toll has passed 100 officially, but the exact number of dead are unknown.  Both sides claim the other side started using drones, artillery, small arms fire to molest settlements.

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Kyrgystan-Tajikstan border conflict: Putin calls for de-escalation as death toll nears 100 www.cnn.com
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The former Soviet republics clashed over a border dispute from September 14 to 16, accusing each other of using tanks, mortars, rocket artillery and assault drones to attack outposts and nearby settlements.

Both countries border China, while Tajikistan also has a long frontier with Afghanistan.

Long stretches of the border separating the two ex-Soviet states are contested. Clashes in April 2021 left more than 50 dead and raised the prospect of broader conflict.

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