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Tajikistan

11.11.2009

Sisters Gulbakhor (19), Gulsanam (15), and Gulrukhsor (13) were interred in the Bobojongafur district of Tajikistan on June 19, 2009, their bodies flown in from Surgut (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Russia) the day before. The girls and their parents had been labor immigrants in Russia (the father a loader, the mother a street sweeper).

29.10.2009

General David Petraeus, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, flew into Tajikistan Monday for top-level talks with the government in Dushanbe, US and Tajik officials said.

Petraeus, whose visit comes as US President Barack Obama weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, is due to meet with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, a spokeswoman from the US embassy in Dushanbe told AFP.

"He's meeting with the president and some Tajik military officials and they will be talking about joint cooperation in promoting stability in Afghanistan," she said.