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Georgia/Russia: Gori and Senaki by bomblight

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(Source: BBC)

Russian troops have now moved far inland into Georgia from both South Ossetia and Abkhazia, launching attacks on the towns of Gori in the North and Senaki in the West. I just got off the phone with a guy who works at an NGO in Washington, and he’d just got off the phone with Georgia government types in Tbilisi, and they confirm what the BBC is reporting.

Here is a blog the Georgia Foreign Affairs Ministry is running with constant updates on the conflict. Readers should of course be aware that the Georgian government is one of the belligerents in a shooting war and you can’t take every word they put on their blog to the bank. But if nothing else this blog will give you a hint of the scale of the carnage.

QUICK UPDATE: From the Georgia government blog, a map of alleged Russian air strikes against Georgia ground targets, up-to-date as of late yesterday (click to embiggen):