Kyrgyzstan: The Villages Trapped by Border Discord

Armed Uzbek servicemen guarding a checkpoint in disputed territory around the Kasan-Sai reservoir. The area has long been a source of contention: Uzbekistan believes it should own the reservoir because it was built with money from the Soviet-era Uzbek SSR; Kyrgyzstan says the reservoir is several kilometers inside its territory, and that this gives it ownership rights. (Photo: Kloop.kg)

At the height of the recent border standoff between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a crew of journalists from Bishkek-based news website Kloop.kg made the arduous trek to the remote location to find out more.

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Kyrgyzstan: The Villages Trapped by Border Discord

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