OSH, Kyrgyzstan — Ethnic riots wracked southern Kyrgyzstan
on Saturday, forcing thousands of Uzbeks to flee as their homes were
torched by roving mobs of Kyrgyz men. The interim government begged
Russia for troops to stop the violence, but the Kremlin offered only
At least 77 people were reported killed
and more than 1,000 wounded in the violence spreading across the
impoverished Central Asian nation that hosts U.S. and Russian air bases.