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Georgia, South Ossetia Trade Gunfire Blame

Georgia and its separatist South Ossetia region blamed each other Friday for a night of gunfire that stoked tensions in the region. South Ossetian leader Eduard Kokoity said the shooting in an around the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali was the beginning of “a well-planned aggression” by the Georgian government, which has vowed to regain control of the region, the Interfax news agency reported. South Ossetia broke off from Georgia in an 18-month war that ended in 1992. Since then, it has been de-facto independent and has cultivated close ties with neighboring Russia. Full Story

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