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Uzbek Government Restores Authority in Area of Revolt

The government of Uzbekistan restored authority on Thursday to the small swath of eastern territory from which its police forces withdrew last weekend, ending a short-lived and bloodily suppressed revolt against the authoritarian government.The return of order came without evident violence. Witnesses said Uzbek military and police units appeared early in the morning, swiftly arrested three men and established a border checkpoint and foot patrols to show their presence on the street. Among those arrested was Bakhtiyor Rakhimov, who on Wednesday told an Associated Press reporter that the Uzbek side of Karasu, a border town, was in the hands of the people, who wanted to establish an Islamic state.Full Story

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