About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 09:27 - 25 May.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Official: Government Forces Control Most of Kodori Gorge
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 26 Jul.'06 / 21:40

Rebel warlord Emzar Kvitsiani is trying to break through a siege laid by government forces and escape into Abkhaz-controlled territory, but “our law enforcers will hunt him down and capture him,” Giorgi Arveladze, chief of the Georgian President’s Administration, said late on July 26.

He said most of the villages in the upper Kodori Gorge are now under the control of government forces, including Sakeni, Zemo and Kvemo Omarishara, Gentsvisi and Chkhalta. The latter was a stronghold of the militia group Monadire (Hunter), led by former local official Kvitsiani.

“There are only a few areas where law enforcers are encountering resistance, including the village of Zemo Azhara,” Arveladze said.
 
He said two officers of the Interior Ministry have been injured in the operation. “There are no other casualties among the law enforcement agencies,” Arveladze said, but declined to comment about casualties among militia members.

Arveladze also noted that the local population of upper Kodori Gorge is closely cooperating with law enforcers.

He hailed the ongoing police operation as “very successful” and noted that Georgia has “very strong law enforcement agencies.”

Latest News
25 May.'16 09:27
Kerry Congratulates Georgia on Independence Day
“We see Georgia as a leading example of democratic progress in the region,” Kerry said.
24 May.'16 15:05
Interior Minister Comments on Kortskheli Violent Incident
Police plan to ask the court to issue arrest warrants, the Interior Minister said.
23 May.'16 13:37
PM Condemns Election Violence in Kortskheli, Says ‘Perpetrators should be Punished’
“There will be a need for more mobilization of law enforcement agencies,” he said.
23 May.'16 10:26
GDDG Wins in Seven, UNM in Two Localities in Local By-Elections
UNM, which fielded candidates in four out of nine localities, are set to win two seats.
22 May.'16 23:57
Saakashvili: ‘Ivanishvili will be Defeated This Year’
“There will be no compromises with this dark force,” he said.
22 May.'16 21:50
CEC Chair: Electoral Process ‘Significantly Damaged’ by Violence in Kortskheli
By-election for vacant seats in local councils at number of localities was held on May 22.
22 May.'16 20:06
President Condemns Election Violence in Zugdidi, Calls for Probe
Leaders and activists of the opposition UNM party were beaten by supporters of ruling GDDG party.
22 May.'16 17:08
UNM Leaders, Activists Beaten Outside Polling Station in Zugdidi During Local By-Election
Fistfight erupted in the village of Kortskheli during by-election for a vacant seat in local council.
21 May.'16 19:43
Protest Rally Against Guilty Verdict in ‘Cable Case’
FD opposition party plans petition calling for release of sentenced former MoD officials.
21 May.'16 18:58
Sokhumi Says Abkhaz Border Guard Serviceman Charged Over Khurcha Fatal Shooting
Criminal charges have also been filed against the suspect by the Georgian prosecutor’s office.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
61