Batken, Kyrgystan - Kyrgyz Republic
KYRGYZ GENERAL ABDYGUL CHOTBAYEV SPEAKS WITH REPORTERS IN BATKEN.
FOR RELEASE WITH FEATURE BC-KYRGYZSTAN-REFUGEES - Kyrgyz general Abdugul Chotbayev speaks with reporters near Batken. Chotbayev heads Kyrgyz operations against the rebels, said to be members of Uzbekistan's radical Moslem opposition movement, who have occupied villages and hamlets to the south of Batken and are holding hostages, including four Japanese geologists and a senior Kyrgyz military official. Picture taken 3SEP99.