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PublishDate: Monday, July 5, 2021 14:13

Tajikistan reports over 1,000 Afghan soldiers flee across border

Central Asian media outlet Akipress reported early Monday that over 1,000 Afghan military personnel retreated to Tajikistan on Sunday as Taliban fighters closed in on border crossings between the two countries.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_According to Akipress the Taliban captured Khwahan, Shekay, Nusay, Maimay, Sheghnan, and Ishkashim districts in Badakhshan province, which all border Tajikistan.

According to the report, 1,037 Afghan military personnel crossed into following armed clashes with the Taliban.

This comes after reports emerged over the weekend that at least 300 force members crossed into Tajikistan on Saturday amid heavy clashes with the Taliban.

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