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Abkhazia seizes chance, strikes at Georgia

Latest update : 2008-08-12

Georgia's other separatist region, Abkhazia, has launched a military offensive against Georgia in the disputed Kodori gorge, according to Russia's Interfax news agency.

 

Read the FRANCE 24 article 'Russian troops "push" into Georgia'

 

 

Russia rejects UN truce draft

 

 

 

Forces of the rebel Georgian region of Abkhazia launched on Tuesday a new attack on Georgian troops in a sliver of the region held by Tbilisi, Interfax news agency reported, citing Abkhaz separatists.
  
The operation to force Georgian troops from the Upper Kodori Gorge began at 6:00 am (0200 GMT), in the most recent such operation in several days, the news agency quoted Abkhazia's self-styled defence ministry as saying.
  
Russia's Vesti-24 television channel reported intense gunfire in the heights of the Kodori Gorge and bombardment of the area by Abkhaz warplanes.
  
Abkhazia is one of two Russian-backed separatist regions of Georgia along with South Ossetia, which has been the site of fierce fighting between Russian and Georgian forces in recent days.

Date created : 2008-08-12

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