Russian raid on Georgian town leave heavy casualties

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Russian military aircraft have raided a Georgian town, leaving scores of civilians killed or wounded.

An Associated Press reporter who visited the town of Gori shortly after the Russian raid Saturday saw several apartment buildings ravaged by the Russian strike and scores of dead bodies and bloodied civilians, including elderly people, women and children.

The Russian planes appeared to target a military base on the outskirts of Gori which sustained hits, but they also struck living quarters nearby.

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