Guns fall silent in South Ossetia
Thursday 16 July 1992
'The residents of Tskhinvali woke up late. For the first time in a long while, the night passed without shooting and people simply overslept,' a reporter said.
A local-council spokesman in the Georgian town of Gori, bordering South Ossetia, said: 'Surprisingly, not a single shot has been fired during the operation.' The mission's initial success fuelled hopes that it could serve as a model for ending ethnic conflicts in several flashpoints across the former Soviet Union.
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