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In Abkhazia Georgians were the largest ethnic minority, but after Georgia revoked Abkhazia's autonomy and Georgian-supported criminal bands attacked Abkhazia (which more often than not meant ethnic cleansing for non-Georgians) the ethnic Georgians lost the support of other minorities (Abkhaz, Russians and Armenians).

Also note that in both cases parts of both Ossetia and Abkazia are controlled by Georgia. In case of Ossetia villages with majority Georgian population are controlled by Georgia. Today's attack was against 2/3 of Ossetian territory that is controlled by Ossetian authorities.

Today in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia estimates 1500 are dead:

by blackhawk on Fri Aug 8th, 2008 at 02:37:43 PM EST
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