Russian forces occupy city of Gori

11:04, 12 August 2008

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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