From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 3/12/2007 8:28 AM Georgian Armed Forces on alert
The Georgian Defense Ministry confirmed bombardment of Kodori Gorge (Upper Abkhazia), Georgia’s Deputy Defense Minister Levan Nikoleishvili told reporters today.
According to him, in connection with the incident, Georgian armed forces are confined to barracks.
Under information of the Georgian side, bombs were thrown to Kodori Gorge from Russian helicopters last night. After that, from the direction of Tkvarcheli District controlled by Abkhazia, the strikes were directed towards Chkhalta, Gentsvisi and Ajara villages in Kodori Gorge. There are no casualties reported; however, the bombs damaged several buildings, including the building of the legitimate government, a school and police offices.
Georgian governmental officials, including the interior minister, are now in Kutaisi Airport expecting flight to Kodori Gorge, which is delayed because of bad weather conditions. The Georgian interior ministry also confirmed the fact of bombarding Kodori Gorge. Investigation started on the accident. Permanent news address: www.regnum.ru/english/794426.html 13:01 03/12/2007
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