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Police said government forces are prevailing over militants after clashes broke out in Gorno-Badakhshan province following the murder of an intelligence official. Toyib Ayombekov, a former warlord who leads the militant group, is still being sought. The opposition Islamic Revival party claims one of its leaders was killed by government forces.
Government troops launched an operation in Gorno-Badakhshan province against forces led by former warlord Tolib Ayombekov, in retaliation for the killing of an intelligence official. The clashes have killed 30 militants and as many as 20 government troops, including a special forces commander.
A court sentenced 17 members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to prison terms of between nine and 23 years. Five of the IMU operatives trained in camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.