On Sunday, more than 1,000 Afghan security forces moved into Tajikistan to flee the Taliban. Dushanbe is asking for help regarding the situation in neighboring Afghanistan.

In recent days, the Afghan Taliban have taken control of six major districts in the northern province of Badakhshan, which borders Tajikistan and China. Taliban forces have controlled more than 100 districts, according to government security officials, but the Taliban says they control more than 200 districts in 34 provinces covering more than half the country.

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The President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, on Monday ordered Mobilization of 20,000 reserve soldiers To strengthen the border with Afghanistan. On Wednesday, Tajikistan called on the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (ODKB) to help the situation in neighboring Afghanistan, where the situation is rapidly deteriorating 20 years after the withdrawal of NATO forces, including the United States, from the country.

ODKB is a post-Soviet collective security system and a military alliance of some CIS countries, led by Russia, with a military presence in Tajikistan.

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