Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Georgia withdraws from South Ossetia

Georgian troops have pulled out of the capital of the breakaway province of South Ossetia under massive Russian shelling.

Georgia's Reintegration Minister Temur Yakobashvili says the Georgian troops left Tskhinvali to change their location.

However, the troops still remain in the province.

The pull out of the city will help provide a humanitarian corridor to evacuate those wounded.

It has been ravaged by fierce battles since Friday when Georgian troops launched an offensive to regain control over South Ossetia.

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