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[27.11.2OO2] Kyrgyz President Anticipates New Terrorist Threats

Meeting on 26 November with members of the armed forces, Askar Akaev warned that the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq and tensions between India and Pakistan could result in the destabilization of the situation on Kyrgyzstan's borders, akipress.org reported. Noting the close connection between terrorism and extremism, he warned that extremism in Kyrgyzstan is fuelled by the "social disorientation" of part of the population, a lack of political and legal culture, and the efforts of "certain political forces" to capitalize on the social problems inherent in the transition period.
RFE/RL Newsline, November 27, 2002

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