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The Chief of Russian ground forces, Igor Konashenkov, claims Georgian military action in Tskhinvali has destroyed all hospitals, killing many children. He also says the South Ossetian capital is almost ruined and left without water or electricity.
Death toll in South Ossetia reaches 2000
The death toll in the unrecognised republic has now reached at least 2000, according to Russia’s Ambassador to Georgia Vyacheslav Kovalenko. The Chief of Russian ground forces Igor Konashenkov claims Georgia’s military action in Tskhinvali has resulted in the destruction of all hospitals, and many children have been killed.
Abkhazia starts war with Georgia
The situation is escalating in Georgia’s second breakaway republic – Abkhazia. Its troops are on the move towards the security zone in the Gali region close to the border with Georgia. Meanwhile they are continuing a military operation to dislodge Georgian forces in the upper Kodori Gorge in northern Abkhazia.
The grim reality of war
Georgian troops are being squeezed out of the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali. As they retreat, they leave behind a trail of burning tanks and destroyed military vehicles. Many fighters who didn’t survive the conflict have also been left behind.
Evacuated kids fear for their parents’ lives
Russia’s Emergency Ministry has sent a convoy of 30 vehicles with 120 tonnes of supplies to the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. That’s where the majority of those who fled the conflict are seeking refuge. Many children are among them.
On the road near the South Ossetian border – 10 Aug 08
Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from the town of Gori heading near Georgian-South Ossetian border.