Thhe BBC have excellent reports with video of residential buildings bombed by Russian jets in Gori.Eyewitness: Scenes of panic in Gori
Russian jets have carried out strikes on military targets in the central Georgian town of Gori, close to the breakaway region of South Ossetia.
Most of the targets seem to have been military bases, but Georgian officials said a number of civilians had been killed in residential buildings.
Russia said it had "liberated" the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali.
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Earlier, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said his country was seeking "to force the Georgian side to peace".
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