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US Air Base in Kyrgyzstan commander replaced

08.08.2008, 16:54 2539

Bishkek. August 8. Kazakhstan Today - Commander of 376th expeditionary force has been replaced at the US Air Base Gansi in Kyrgyzstan, the agency reports referring to the press service of the US Air Base.

Colonel Rendel Oden who has finished his four-month service at Kyrgyzstan airport Manas has been replaced by Colonel, Murey Clark, directed here by the US Air Forces command.

The US Peter J. Gansi Air Base was opened in the territory of airport Manas in December, 2001 under the mandate of the United Nations within the limits of antiterrorist operation conducted by coalition forces - Indestructible Freedom in Afghanistan. About one thousand US military personnel and military-transport planes are located on the air base. The USA pays Kyrgyzstan $17.5 million annually for the armies located in the territory of the Republic.

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