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Police discovered two underground madrassas near Dushanbe after investigating the kidnapping of a boy last week. Russian media reports alleged that some of the children at the schools had been kidnapped, but Tajikistan's Interior Minister said the children were studying at the unregistered Islamic schools with their parents' consent.
Authorities arrested six suspected members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan from a village in the south near the Afghan border. In the northern province of Sugd, four residents were arrested for concealing information on IMU militants. Security forces killed one alleged IMU member and arrested nine others in Sughd on Jan. 18.
The government signed an agreement with Russia allowing Russia to maintain a military presence in Tajikistan until 2042. In exchange, Russia will assist with the modernization of Tajikistan's military forces. Russia currently has about 7,000 troops on Tajik soil.
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.
A video of Alovuddin Davlatov, an Islamist commander that security forces claimed to have killed in early January, has surfaced. Security forces detained several Salafists for illegally teaching children.
An Interior Ministry official said that four members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan were killed and 50 more were captured during operations in 2010. The official said IMU and Hizbut Tahir members abroad are financing terrorism in the Central Asian country.
Security forces killed Aloviddin Davlatov and seven other fighters during a raid in the Rasht Valley. Davlatov was an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander; the interior minister said he was a member of al Qaeda.
Afghanistan extradited four Tajik members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to the Tajik government. Two of the men escaped from a prison in Dushanbe in August. Three other men who also escaped are still in Afghan custody; they are Afghans.
Security forces arrested six suspected members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan during operations over the past two days in Sughd province. Fifteen IMU members have been detained over the past two weeks.
Security forces captured two Islamist fighters, including a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The Islamists were detained in the Rasht Valley, where troops have been battling militants, on Nov. 14.
Security forces killed three Islamist fighters and detained one more during operations in the Rasht Valley. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon denied the Taliban are involved in fighting in the Rasht Valley and said the situation is under control.
Security forces killed three Islamist fighters from the Rasht Valley during an operation in eastern Tajikistan. Security forces also captured 14 Islamist fighters during a raid in the Istaravshan district in the north; the fighters are suspected of being involved in the Sept. 3 suicide attack that wounded 30 policemen.
Six Tajik soldiers were killed in a mine attack during military operations against Islamist forces in the Rasht Valley. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claimed credit for the attack. The attack took place in the same region where 28 soldiers were said to have been killed in a helicopter crash on Oct. 6.
Five soldiers were reported to have been killed during clashes with Islamist fighters in the Rasht district. Police killed one of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan fighters who escaped from a prison in Dushanbe in August; four escapees have been killed and seven have been captured.
Security forces have been fighting Islamist rebels for more than a week in the Rasht Valley; communications have been cut off from the region. A captured Islamist fighter said several training camps are in operation in the Rasht Valley.
Security forces killed Rakhmiddin Azizov, one of 25 terrorists who escaped from prison in Dushande in August, during a clash in Faizabad. Azizov reportedly stabbed two prison guards during the escape.
An Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan spokesman took credit for the Sept. 19 ambush that killed 25 Tajik troops, and threatened to carry out further attacks in the Central Asian country. Security forces killed five men thought to be sheltering IMU commander Mullo Abdullo.
The defense ministry said that 25 soldiers were killed in the Sept. 19 ambush of a military convoy int eh Rasht Valley, and denied reports that 25 soldiers were missing. The opposition Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan denounced the attack.