Friday, August 08, 2008

Georgia restoring constitutional order in S. Ossetia

After a Georgian defence ministry announcement that the government has decided to restore constitutional order in its secessionist province of South Ossetia, Georgian forces have resumed shelling of separatist troops, and are carrying out aerial strikes against the rebels.

Civil Georgia reports that

The Georgian troops have “neutralized the separatist forces’ firing positions” in Znauri, a district center in the west from Tskhinvali, Shota Utiashvili, the Interior Ministry spokesman, told Civil.Ge at 5:40am local time on August 8.

  

There are also reports that Russian military jets have been bombing Georgian territory near South Ossetia.
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