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Renewed clashes reported between Georgia, breakaway region

Fighting between Georgia and its breakaway province of South Ossetia flared up again, three days after the two sides signed an agreement aimed at ending their escalating conflict. Intensive shooting was heard Sunday at 9pm local time (1700 GMT) near the town of Achabeti, located near the frontline separating the two sides, Georgia’s Rustavi 2 television reported. The firing, coming from the South-Ossetian side, and was directed at locations controlled by the Georgian side, a Rustavi reporter said, adding that no casualties had been reported. The shooting died down after 20 minutes, the Russian radio station Moscow Echo reported, quoting a senior Georgian lawmaker, Givi Targamadze, who heads the defense and security parliamentary committee. Full Story

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