From Reuters: Europe’s main security watchdog Thursday approved plans to send a 52-member unarmed police force to help restore peace in southern Kyrgyzstan a month after the worst bloodshed in the Central Asian state’s modern history.
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said its 56-nation permanent council had voted to deploy the mission "without delay" in southern
At least 300 people, and possibly hundreds more, were killed in several days of clashes in June between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks. Thousands of homes were torched in the cities of
The Vienna-based OSCE, chaired this year by
"The police advisors will play an important role in reassuring the people of Kyrgyzstan following the tragic events of recent months, and will further strengthen the capacities of the police and help in restoring public trust," the OSCE said. (photo: Reuters)