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US suspends Kyrgyzstan-Afghanistan troop flights
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Source: BBC

03:51 GMT, Saturday, 10 April 2010

The US has suspended all troop flights to Afghanistan from Kyrgyzstan, where tensions remain after a violent uprising against the president.

No reason was given for the indefinite suspension of troop flights from the Manas airbase - a decision taken by the US military in Kyrgyzstan.


US Central Command spokesman Maj John Redfield told the BBC that troop flights from the base just outside Bishkek would resume once conditions in Kyrgyzstan allow.

Meanwhile, the US would transport all forces to Afghanistan via Kuwait, he said.

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