US official: Suspect in killings trained as sniper - The Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, most of them children, and burning their bodies was trained as a sniper and recently suffered a head injury in Iraq, U.S. officials said Monday.

The name of the suspect, a married, 38-year-old father of two, has not been released. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said he may face capital charges, and...

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  1. National Post Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death
    The Tsarnaevs -ethnic Chechens – lived in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and the volatile Dagestan region of Russia, near Chechnya, before moving to the U.S. about a decade before the bombings. They settled in A timeline of events related
  2. CBC.ca Psychiatrist testifies Boston Marathon bomber's father was traumatized during ...
    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cries at death penalty trial · Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers ask jury to spare Boston Marathon bomber's life · Boston Marathon bombing timeline​​. Niss said Anzor Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lived in the
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    He was accompanied by Director of the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War Nikolai Skobelev and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko. The exposition brought “It is a big
  4. Kyrgyzstan profile - Timeline
    8th century - Arab invaders conquer Central Asia, including what is now Kyrgyzstan, and introduce Islam. 10th-13th centuries - Kyrgyz people migrate southwards from the Yenisei River region in central Siberia to the Tian-Shan region. 1685 - Kyrgyz
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  1. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2011
    ISBN 9781448847976,1448847974
    277 pages
    An overview of the history of the world including the ancient world, great civilizations, the medieval world, and the modern world.
  2. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2004
    ISBN 0823944999,9780823944996
    64 pages
    Maps, text, and timeline chronicle the history of Kyrgyzstan, from the nomadic first inhabitants to the referendum approving constitutional reforms in 2003.
  3. Published by Lonely Planet 2015
    ISBN 9781741046144,1741046149
    508 pages
    Lonely Planet Multi Country Guides are the essential companion for travellers looking for the ideal holiday or getaway. Each guide provides an introduction to the region and its individual countries, along with extensive maps. Detailed, well-presented cultural information covers everything from folklore to insider tips and advice.
  4. Published by iUniverse 2008
    ISBN 9780595526864,0595526861
    216 pages
    The small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan contains a surprising number of natural wonders, scenic beauty and cultural treasures. From the national pearl of Lake Issyk-Kul to world class skiing at bargain prices, horseback rides across vast empty plains, or a night in a shepherd's yurt, travelers will find ample opportunities for unforgettable experiences. Roaming Kyrgyzstan provides practical tips on travel, lodging, cuisine and activities for those who want to get an insider's view of the country. You'll find the best whitewater rafting, where to go for succulent lamb kebabs and how to get a peek at Kyrgyz weddings. Suitable for adventure traveler, the business visitor and the expatriate, the book guides visitors beyond the typical tourist destinations into the experience of Kyrgyz life and culture. In addition to travel tips, Roaming Kyrgyzstan contains a series of vignettes from the author's two and a half years living in Kyrgyzstan. She tells of her colleague who was kidnapped to become a wife, of a typical meal in a southern teahouse and of circumnavigating Lake Issyk-Kul solo by bike. These provide an inside view into the people, places, cultures and traditions of this magical, hospitable, and fascinating country.
  5. Published by Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc. 2008
    ISBN 9781612288376,1612288375
    48 pages
    Soviet history begins with bloodshed, oppression, and strife. Civil War stained the Russian landscape with the blood of its people after Nicholas II abdicated his throne to a provisional government. The Bolsheviks wanted Russia, and eventually they took her. Peasants became citizens with rights, but the truth is, the civil war only changed the name of their oppressor—from czar to Communist dictator. After decades of isolation and sometimes harsh living conditions, Mikhail Gorbachev ushered in an age of reform, but in doing so, he made enemies. Then, Boris Yeltsin championed reform and the rights of the people. When Communist hard-liners made one last effort to regain control, Yeltsin held his ground. Unlike its birth, the death of the Soviet Union saw little bloodshed. After seventy years, even the Communist hard-liners no longer had the stomach for killing citizens to keep control. The union dissolved in 1991.

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  1. A chronology of key events in the history of Kyrgyzstan from the 8th-century arrival of Islam to the present day
  2. The The History of Kyrgyzstan timeline, an interactive 'The History of Kyrgyzstan' timeline on Timetoast.
  3. The history of the Kyrgyz people and the land of Kyrgyzstan goes back more than 2,000 years. Although geographically isolated by its mountainous location, it had an ...
  4. Maps, text, and timeline chronicle the history of Kyrgyzstan, from the nomadic first inhabitants to the referendum approving constitutional reforms in 2003.
  5. The The History of Kyrgyzstan timeline, an interactive 'The History of Kyrgyzstan' timeline on Timetoast.