August 12, 2008

Civilians were only targets left as Russia kept bombing

On the day that Russia declared an end to its war in Georgia, explosions boomed across Gori and the valley around it. What Russian planes were targeting wasn't clear; the Georgian military had abandoned its posts overnight. But the grim toll was evident in body parts and wounded civilians. "They are punishing us," said one doctor treating the wounded. "They are punishing us for trying to be independent."

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