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S Ossetian capital in ruins

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Many areas of the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali, have been left devastated by several days of attacks.

Russian officials say that continued military action was necessary to protect its peacekeepers in South Ossetia.

Sarah Rainsford reports.

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