Special mission unit brought into Lopota gorge in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept 5 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
A special mission unit is being brought into the Lopota gorge, at the Dagestani section of the Georgian-Russian border.
Eight cars with Special Forces and more than 15 police pickups arrived at the gorge, according to villagers at Lapankuri who told the Information Centre of Kakheti. They also saw four helicopters. According to local residents, the cars returned with soldiers of the Special Forces.
"Eight large machines with Special Forces arrived in the gorge at about 8:00am. In addition 15 pickups arrived. We saw four helicopters. No one knows what happens. The population does not have any information" the villagers said.
Meanwhile, the Georgian Interior Ministry claims that there was a rotation of the police who are still searching for the remaining six militants in hiding.
Georgian security forces held the first special operation in Lopota gorge in late August. According to official information, it began after the abduction of five local young people by some unidentified armed persons. During the operation, 11 militants were killed.