Tbilisi civilian airport hit in Russian air strike

Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:24pm EDT

TBILISI Aug 10 (Reuters) - Tbilisi international airport was hit in a Russian air strike on Sunday, hours before the scheduled arrival of French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, a Reuters witness and the Georgian interior ministry said.

The airport was hit 200 metres from the runway. In the same air raid, Russian jets bombed a nearby military airport and construction plant.

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