US troops confined to base amid Kyrgyz upheaval
U.S. troops working at the air base in Kyrgyzstan have been restricted to the facility amid political upheaval in the Central Asian nation, DPA reported.
Manas air field spokesman Maj. Rickardo Bodden said Thursday the military has temporarily suspended humanitarian missions and other trips that would normally take troops off the base outside the capital of Bishkek.
The facility is an important transit point for NATO troops and supplies flying in and out of Afghanistan. Amid a bloody uprising in Kyrgyzstan, those flights have been cut back, though officials declined to say by how much.