06/17/2010 01:35 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Uzbeks: Kyrgyzstan Killings Are 'Attempted Genocide'

Few believe the riots could have taken place without the local administration's connivance. But it is clear that other grievances are at play. Ethnic Uzbeks make up 15% of Kyrgyzstan's 5.6 million population, and dominate the towns of Osh and Jalal-Abad. These settlements near the Fergana valley ended up in Kyrgyzstan by accident -- when Lenin dumped them there in 1924.

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