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35 Detained Georgian Peacekeepers Freed

Separatists freed 35 Georgian peacekeepers Friday, a day after they were detained and forced them to kneel in a humiliating display that stoked tensions between the separatist region of South Ossetia and the central government. Irina Gagloyeva, a spokeswoman for the South Ossetia government, said the peacekeepers were turned over to Georgian officials at a checkpoint in a village just south of the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali around noon Friday. Three peacekeepers remained in separatists’ custody, accused of unspecified “grave crimes,” she said. Full Story

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