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“Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorized the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for the crimes within the ICC jurisdiction, allegedly committed in and around South Ossetia, Georgia, between 1 July and 10 October 2008,” reads the report.

The request for such authorization was submitted in October, 2015. The document says that the attacks aimed at forcing the Georgians from the territories located in South Ossetia, Russia's Slon.ru wrote.

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