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Abkhaz Frontline Town Zugdidi Evacuated
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 10 Aug.'08 / 18:54

Zugdidi, a Georgian town on the administrative border with breakaway Abkhazia, “is almost empty,” as local residents flee the town fearing a possible invasion by Russian troops, RFE/RL Georgian Service reported, quoting a local resident.

It also reported that eyewitnesses said they had seen hundreds of armored vehicles, including tanks, amassed on the Abkhaz side of the administrative border.

The Georgian parliamentary speaker said at noon on August 10 that the Georgian authorities expected an attack of “Russian aggressors” on Zugdidi.

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