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Latest update : 2008-08-19

Days after a shaky ceasefire between Russia and Georgia, South Ossetians progressively are making their way back to their capital Tskhinvali, to discover a town scarred by battle.

In spite of a ceasefire signed on August 16, Russian troops are still present in Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia.

Ossetian refugees, who had fled the violence and the bombings in the area, progressively are making their way back to the capital, Tskhinvali.

The city, however, is not the same. Georgian bombings and street combat have left their mark on the capital. Houses have disappeared, and certain neighbourhoods have been completely wiped out.

FRANCE 24's special correspondent Romain Goguelin met some returning South Ossetian refugees, as well as some residents who stayed on in their city despite the violence.

Date created : 2008-08-18

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