At least 10 Russian peacekeepers killed in Georgia

Georgia Materials 8 August 2008 18:53 (UTC +04:00)

At least 10 Russian peacekeepers were killed as heavy fighting rage in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia on Friday, reported dpa, refer to Russian news agency Interfax.

The agency cited South Ossetian official reporting many casulaties in the separatist capital under heavy shelling and bombardment Friday.

Georgian troops now control a "large part of South Ossetia" and are seeing the rebel regions' capital Tskhinvali, Saakashvili said. "Tskhinvali is now liberated and fighting is ongoing now in the center."