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August 11, 2008

Russian troops dominate Georgia, seize key cities, port

Russian troops were reported in control of Georgia's main east-west highway outside the central Georgian town of Gori, had taken control of Georgia's main port at Poti, had seized a Georgian military base in the west and had complete dominion of the skies, from which they bombed and strafed retreating Georgian troops at will. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili accused the Russians of "implementing the reoccupation of Georgia to eliminate the independence of Georgia."

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