Andijan


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Andijan

(ăndĭzhăn`, əndyējän`) or

Andizhan

(ăndĭzhăn`, əndyēzhän`), city (1991 pop. 298,000), capital of Andijan region, Uzbekistan, in the Fergana Valley, on the Andijan-Say River. It is an industrial center in an irrigated area that produces fruits, cotton, and silk. The city is traversed by numerous irrigation canals. It was a major stop on the caravan route between the Persian and Chinese empires. It was seized by Russia in 1876, and in 1898 was one of the cities attacked in the brief, mainly Kyrgyz Andijan Uprising. It was later incorporated into the USSR's Uzbek SSR. In 2005 the city was the scene of an uprising against the Uzbekistan government that was brutally suppressed.
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Suzac se localiza a 50 kilometros al noreste de la ciudad uzbeka de Andijan, donde un numero desconocido de personas fallecieron en la ofensiva militar del pasado viernes.
Troops fired on protesters last Friday in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan, killing hundreds, according to witnesses.
The government has denied its troops opened fire on innocent civilians during anti-government protests in the city of Andijan last Friday, though it says 169 people were killed in clashes between authorities and militants
In Washington DC, he yesterday described the shooting of unarmed protesters in Andijan as "appalling".
A group of foreign diplomats and journalists arrived in the Uzbek city of Andijan today to assess the scope of a government crackdown on demonstrators.