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According Russian media reports, some 2,000 people have been killed — including Russian peacekeepers — by Georgian military in the South Ossetia capital of Tskhinvali, during the operation “Clear Field”.

34,000 South Ossetians refugees have flooded into Russian North Ossetia region.

Photos of Tskhinvali after the war

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Moscow has accused an American TV network of bias after a channel broke off from a live interview with victims of Georgian violence in South Ossetia. A 12 year old girl and her aunt were describing how Russian soldiers saved them from the Georgian attack – but were bizarrely cut off after just two minutes.Biased broadcast? Moscow accuses U.S. TV of gagging victims’ stories
Amanda Kokoeva

The incident has sparked huge controversy over the issue of media impartiality, with Russian government officials calling it a violation of journalistic ethics.

Amanda Kokoeva, who comes from the San Francisco area, was visiting her relatives in South Ossetia for the summer.

On the night of August 7, she watched in horror as the war broke out. Amanda spent the night in her uncle’s basement. The following morning, they fled to North Ossetia and eventually Moscow.

But they would have never made it to safety if it wasn’t for the help of Russian troops, Amanda says. And she says that’s a part of her story that the American media has repeatedly left out.

Fox News Cuts Off American Girl for Thanking Russian Troops

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