An official closing ceremony
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US hands Kyrgyzstan huge 'symbolic key' to air base

An official closing ceremony has been held at the US air base in Kyrgyzstan.

The government of this Central Asian nation decided not to extend the lease of the base, which served as a key logistical hub for military operations in Afghanistan.

The closure of this military facility marks the end of the American military presence in Central Asia.

The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov reports from the Manas base.

  • 03 Jun 2014
  • From the section Asia
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