Georgian forces preparing to storm South Ossetia's capital

Georgian forces are getting ready to storm Tskhinvali, the capital of the independence-seeking region of South Ossetia, officials at the Defense Ministry of the unrecognized republic said.

For about an hour, Georgian units delivered precisely-targeted gunfire at the city from howitzers, self-propelled artillery units and armored vehicles, the sources said.

There was a lull in the gunfire at the time of reporting and local observers said it might testify to the ongoing preparations for an assault on the Tskhinvali.

[Source: Itar Tass, Tskhinvali, 07Aug08]

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