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Over 10 Russian troops killed in S.Ossetia: defence ministry

Posted By admin On August 8, 2008 @ 9:38 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Friday, August 8, 2008

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia’s defence ministry said Friday more than 10 of its troops deployed in South Ossetia have been killed amid a Georgian offensive in the breakaway region, Russian news agencies reported.

“Russian peacekeeping posts have come under fire from Georgian forces,” Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the head of Russia’s armed forces, was quoted as saying.

“As a result, more than 10 soldiers have been killed and around 30 injured,” he said.


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