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(both: ksän`thē), city (1991 pop. 37,463), capital of Xánthi prefecture, NE Greece, in Thrace. Tobacco and wheat are grown. The city has a sizable Muslim minority.



a city in Greece, in Thrace. Administrative center of the department of Xanthi. Population, 23,000 (1971). Xanthi is an important center of the tobacco industry. There is a food industry for processing local agricultural produce (grain, legumes, and vegetables).

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Suleiman Dauda, 12, said he ran into the bushes with neighbors when extremists attacked his village, Askira Uba, near Yola last year.
Hundreds of villagers in another northeast area, Askira Uba, are fleeing after receiving letters from the Islamic extremists threatenA[degrees] ing to attack and take over their areas, spokesman Abbas Gava of the Nigerian Vigilante Group said.
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As districts across the state had previously been deprived of such facilities, four new hospitals are also being built in Askira, Chibok, Briyel and Rann.
Abu Askira, of Disability Wales, said: 'People with disabilities need a safe environment to exchange information on the issues that affect them and disabledfriends.