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Russia-Republics Summit / Tajikistan-Afghanistan Border #351890

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 31, 1993
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Russian President Boris Yeltsin reported inviting the leaders of Tajikistan and four other former Soviet republics for a summit meeting to talk about clashes on the Tajik-Afghanistan border.

(Pentagon: Jim Stewart) Border raids by Moslem rebels against Russian soldiers in the protectorate of Tajikistan featured; map and military scenes shown. [Washington Institute for Near East Policy John HANNAH - says Russia seems to want to respond with force against threats from south Asia.] Ethnic fighting on Russia's southern flank, in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, mentioned.

Schieffer, Bob;
Stewart, Jim

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