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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajiks Ask for Aid

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan () -- Opposition rebels Tuesday accused the government of confiscating food and cattle from civilians and appealed for international help for residents of central Tajikistan.

A statement signed by Tajik opposition leader Said Abdullo Nuri said residents in the Tavildara region of central Tajikistan faced starvation as a result of government raids on the local population. The statement said the government troops had taken food and livestock from civilians while retreating from Tavildara following recent clashes with the rebels, Interfax said.