Wednesday, August 13, 2008

After the war comes the looting

Officially there is now a ceasefire in the conflict between Russia and Georgia but there have been several reports of looting and burning of Georgian villages by either Russian or South Ossetian forces out for revenge. Several villages near Gori have been seen burning and people have been fleeing in panic. Russian forces are also on the road to Tbilisi from Gori seemingly in violation of the ceasefire. The conflict has definately continued between Georgia and Russia in the Olympic Beach Volleyball.

Meanwhile the Russians have said 74 Russian military personnel died during the fighting with Georgia. They also said 1,600 civilians were killed in South Ossetia during the conflict. The Mayor of Tskhinvali said 70% of the buildings in the city were damaged or destroyed.

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