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Georgia is again subjected to massive bombardment of Tskhinvali

August 9 2008
07:47

Last night again there was a massive shelling of Tskhinvali from the Georgian side. Peacekeepers declare the use of heavy artillery against them.

According to the commander of joint peacekeeping forces in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, Colonel Marat Kulakhmetov, "fire was of large caliber artillery systems. According to the commander, the shelling of the city resumed at about 1:30 Moscow time.

The city and the position of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces Joint Staff tkzhe underwent rigid mortar attack. Some time later he heard return fire. Began suppressing enemy firing points. Worked battery of self-propelled artillery units.

Recall that the attack on Tskhinvali began on the night of Friday. During the day in the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict killed over 1400 people. Russian peacekeepers have lost 12 men killed and 150 wounded. According to recent reports, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in the coming hours intends to enter the country under martial law, passed Vesti

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