About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 20:39 - 24 Nov.'15
MIA: Java and Roki Tunnel are Next Targets
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 9 Aug.'08 / 23:05

Georgian forces killed 60 Russian troopers and destroyed 40 battle tanks in a fierce fight in Tskhinvali and now the Georgian government troops are in full control of the South Ossetian capital attempting to advance further into north, the Interior Ministry has claimed.

After taking over the strategic heights and villages surrounding Tskhinvali and the capital itself on August 8, the Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili said, Russian troops backed with combat tanks carried out an attack which was repelled.

“After that Russia has sent its paratroopers, but the attack was again repelled and about 60 troopers have been killed,” Utiashvili said.

He also said that 45 Georgian servicemen and 37 Georgian civilians were killed on August 9. Unofficial reports say civilian and military deaths these days were likely to be more 100.

With Tskhinvali and surrounded areas under the Georgian control, he said, the troops were advancing further having “next target” the town of Java and the Roki Tunnel on high mountainous border with Russia.

Latest News
24 Nov.'15 20:39
Georgia Blocks Access to Pro-Islamic State Websites
Access to at least two Georgian-language pro-Islamic State group websites was blocked in Georgia.
24 Nov.'15 17:50
Court Orders Pre-Trial Detention for Man Held for Allegedly Fighting for IS Group
Hearing was arranged in a hospital where Davit Borchasvhili is for a medical treatment.
24 Nov.'15 15:54
Latvian FM Reiterates Support for EU Visa Liberalisation for Georgia
“We in the European Union have to keep our promises as Georgia has kept its promise,” Rinkēvičs said.
24 Nov.'15 13:06
Hundreds Denied Georgia Entry After Stepping Up Border Control
31 foreign citizens arrested on charges of illegal border crossing over the past ten days.
23 Nov.'15 23:34
Islamic State Group’s Georgian-Language Propaganda Video Emerges
Video, showing four men, calls for joining “caliphate”, threatens to behead “infidels” in Georgia.
23 Nov.'15 14:53
Latvian Foreign Minister to Visit Georgia
Rinkēvičs will pay an official visit on November 23-25.
23 Nov.'15 01:57
Man, Who Traveled to Syria, Arrested for Allegedly ‘Joining Foreign Terrorist Group’
His lawyer says the man was in Syria, had links with Free Syria Army, but not with Islamic State.
21 Nov.'15 18:20
Georgian Defense Minister to West: Talk to Russia Without Forgetting Partners
Khidasheli spoke of Russia-West possible rapprochement over Syria at the Halifax security forum.
20 Nov.'15 20:07
Former British PM Blair’s Brief Visit to Tbilisi
Blair met PM Garibashvili on November 18, when he visited Tbilisi for few hours.
20 Nov.'15 17:53
Possibly with an Eye to Politics, Operatic Bass Launches Movement
Burchuladze, who launched Georgian Development Foundation, did not rule out going into politics.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2015, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.