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Questions Remain As Kyrgyz Hostages Released In Uzbek District


Uzbek and Kyrgyz officials are issuing mutual accusations over an outbreak of violence in the Uzbek exclave of Sokh, located inside Kyrgyzstan's southern region of Batken. Clashes erupted on January 5 and 6 between Kyrgyz border guards and Sokh residents, who took dozens of Kyrgyz citizens hostage. All were released by January 7. In this video, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service asked Kyrgyz residents living near the Sokh border to describe what happened as the crisis started.


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