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U.S. Air Base In Kyrgyzstan Resumes Full Operations

Manas is vital for U.S. operations in Afghanistan
The U.S. air base in Kyrgyzstan vital to military operations in Afghanistan has resumed full operations, after unrest in the country caused suspension of troop transport flights.

The U.S. embassy said today in a statement that Manas air base has resumed normal activities.

The embassy also said that Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake will visit Kyrgyzstan on April 14.

He will meet with members of the Kyrgyz provisional government to follow up on the discussions started by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the head of the provisional government, Roza Otunbaeva on April 10.

compiled from agency reports