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Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz trapped on the ‘roof of the world’

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AFP, 7 February 2018

AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here on the Kyrghyz in the Afghan Wakhan:

Previously the Kyrgyz only stopped in Wakhan for the summer, says Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Anaysts Network (AAN), travelling to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and the Xinjiang region of China to escape the harsh winters.

“After the 1917 Russian and 1949 Communist revolutions, many fled to Wakhan preferring the numbing cold to communist-enforced collectivisation,” she told AFP.