Some 1,500 Afghan soldiers crossed into Tajikistan over past 2 weeks - Tajik rep to CSTO
MOSCOW. July 7 (Interfax) - About 1,500 Afghan military service members have crossed into Tajikistan over the past two weeks during armed clashes with the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), Tajik envoy to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Khasan Sultonov said.
"About 1,500 members of the Afghan government forces have crossed into Tajikistan over the past two weeks," Sultonov said at a meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council.
Said Afghan soldiers crossed the border in the course of armed clashes with the Taliban, he said.