In South Ossetia, Georgian Villages Burn Georgian villages are burning in South Ossetia despite the presence of thousands of Russian soldiers in the area. Residential areas of the regional capital were apparently attacked by Georgian artillery at the start of the conflict.
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In South Ossetia, Georgian Villages Burn

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In South Ossetia, Georgian Villages Burn

In South Ossetia, Georgian Villages Burn

In South Ossetia, Georgian Villages Burn

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A ruined residential quarter in Tskhinvali, the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. Georgia signed a cease-fire deal on Aug. 15 to end the conflict with Russia. Gregory Feifer/NPR hide caption

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A ruined residential quarter in Tskhinvali, the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. Georgia signed a cease-fire deal on Aug. 15 to end the conflict with Russia.

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Georgian villages are burning in South Ossetia despite the presence of thousands of Russian soldiers in the area.

Many buildings are still burning after attacks by local South Ossetians allied to the Russian military. The stench of smoke is everywhere. Last week, Georgia attempted to take control of the breakaway region.

Residential areas of the regional capital were apparently attacked by Georgian artillery at the start of the conflict.