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Osh riots

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Osh residents fear further violence

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Riots in Osh

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More Burials As Kyrgyz Army Tries to End Riots

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Ethnic rioting spreads, at least 100 people dead and more than 1,000 wounded

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Destruction In Osh, Kyrgyzstan (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)

The Osh riots were an ethnic conflict between Kirghiz (Kyrgyz) and Uzbeks that took place in June 1990 in the cities of Osh and Uzgen, part of the Kirghizia. The immediate cause of the riots was a dispute between an Uzbek nationalist group Adolat and a Kyrgyz nationalist group Osh Aymaghi over the land of a former collective farm. While official estimates of the death toll range from over 300 to more than 600, unofficial figures range up to more than 1,000. The riots have been seen as a forerunner to the 2010 ethnic clashes in the same region.
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