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Kyrgyzstan: Chaos Follows Toppling of President

Date: April 14th, 2010 | No Comments

Protesters in this central Asian former Soviet republic drove the president from office and brought his opponents to power April 7 after clashes with troops that killed 83 people. The situation in Bishkek and elsewhere descended into chaos when criminal gangs began looting shops and seizing property. The interim government vowed to protect private property, [read more]

Central Asia: Terrorist Threats

Date: July 20th, 2005 | No Comments

Citing increased threat reporting for the Central Asia region, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, reduced its operations July 18, and the Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has moved to a heightened security posture. The Embassies report that extremist groups with links to al Qaeda may be planning attacks against U.S. facilities, citizens, or interests in [read more]

Central Asia

Date: May 3rd, 2005 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reiterated its concerns about the potential for terrorist attacks in Central Asia, citing information that militant groups may be planning attacks in the region and encouraging Americans to be vigilant. Many groups in the area harbor anti-American feelings and in the past have detonated explosives or used suicide bombers in [read more]

Central Asia: Ongoing Terrorist Threat

Date: October 24th, 2006 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reissued its public announcement that it continues to receive information of possible terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in Central Asia. Several extremist groups are present in the region, have expressed anti-American sentiments and are capable of carrying out such operations. Attacks could occur on both official and civilian targets, including places [read more]

Central Asia

Date: May 17th, 2005 | No Comments

Some Central Asian countries are currently experiencing unrest. In Uzbekistan, protests in the eastern city of Andizhan were put down in what has been described as a massacre, with reports of more than 700 demonstrators killed. Many Uzbeks fled the violence by crossing into Kyrgyzstan, where in March massive protests brought down the government. The [read more]


Date: May 30th, 2001 | No Comments

The areas south and west of the provincial capital of Osh, especially along the borders with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, continue to be dangerous. In the past two years the region has been the site of armed conflict and the kidnappings of foreigners, including a group of American mountaineers. The State Department prohibits U.S. government personnel [read more]

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