Ethnic Animosities, Border Disputes Pit Kyrgyz Against Tajiks

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A woman sits at the Kyrgyz border checkpoint at Leilek. The village beyond is in disputed territory.

The Ferghana Valley's overlapping borders are notoriously porous, portals for narcotics smugglers and - regional governments claim - Islamic insurgents.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's news editor for Central Asia.

Ethnic Animosities, Border Disputes Pit Kyrgyz Against Tajiks

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