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Violence Escalates in Fight Over Georgian Province | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 08.08.2008
Fighting between Georgia and Russia is escalating in the battle for control over the breakaway province of South Ossetia. In an emergency meeting, the UN failed to issue a peace statement for the region.

Georgia said government troops have regained control over the capital of the breakaway province, in skirmishes that have raised fears of an all out war involving Russia, which supports South Ossetia.


An attack orchestrated by the Georgian government in Tbilisi, involves aircraft, armor and heavy artillery.  Fighting is raging in Tskhinvali, the capital of the separatist region of South Ossetia, which has seen ongoing skirmishes for months.


Separatist officials in South Ossetia told the Associated Press that at least 15 civilians were killed in the fighting overnight Thursday, Aug. 7, and that many buildings in the Tskhinvali were on fire.

by Fran on Fri Aug 8th, 2008 at 06:24:59 AM EST

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