Georgian forces keep shooting at Russian peacekeepers near Tskhinvali

Peacekeepers' positions came under fire again this night despite Tbilisi's claims its troops had been withdrawn from Tskhinvali's suburbs, Commander of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone (JPKF), Marat Kulakhmetov, told Interfax.

"Active fighting has been going on at several zones controlled by the peacekeepers, especially to the South of the capital. One of our posts have even been bombed by Georgian aircraft. Fortunately, there are no casualties," he said.

Kulakhmetov added the main task for peacekeepers on Monday is to secure a safe way out of Tskhinvali to North Ossetia for refugees.

[Source: Interfax, Tskhinvali, 11Aug08]

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