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Invasion of Kyrgyzstan: Batken journalists help clean up Ak-Sai village

Media representatives of Batken help residents of Ak-Sai village clean up houses and social facilities destroyed and burned during the military aggression of Tajikistan. The staff of the regional media center informed 24.kg news agency.

According to them, they cleared the buildings of the administration and Edelweiss kindergarten.

«Ak-Sai rural area suffered the most. To date, the village has been 80 percent cleared,» the journalists said.

They are also assisted by 300 volunteers from Kadamdzhai district. In total, 180 houses, two kindergartens, a school, buildings of rural administrations and the Ministry of Emergency Situations were destroyed in Ak-Sai.

Emergency situation has been introduced in Batken region. Shooting began at several sites of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the morning of September 16. Settlements in Leilek and Batken district came under fire. The Ministry of Health reported 206 victims, 63 people were killed. As a result of the armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, residents of seven villages in Batken and Leilek districts, as well as Dzhekendi village in Chon-Alai district of Osh region, left their homes.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyrgyzstan opened a criminal case on crimes against peace.