Russian forces occupy city of Gori

11:04, 12 August 2008
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Georgian troops fortify city near capital

Russian forces have occupied the city of Gori and Georgian forces are fortifying positions near Tbilisi to defend the capital, the secretary of Georgia`s security council, Alexander Lomaia, told Agence France-Presse.

`Russian forces are occupying Gori. Georgian armed forces received an order to leave Gori and to fortify positions near Mtskheta to defend the capital. This is a total onslaught,` he said.

Mtskheta is a Georgian city 24 kilometres from the capital.

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