DUSHANBE -- The Tajik Drug Control Agency (AKN) Monday (May 15) convened the first session of its annual anti-drug operation, the AKN said in a statement Tuesday (May 16).
This year's Operation Kuknor is scheduled to take place in two stages: May 20 through August 30 and September 1 through November 30.
Representatives of the Tajik Security Council, presidential staff, and various law enforcement agencies attended the meeting. Topics included the establishment of fixed and portable check-points on roads that drug traffickers use and the formation of investigative teams.
The Russian Ministry of Defence attempted to pass off images from a video game as 'proof' the US military was aiding militants. Social media users debunked Moscow's claims.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.