TBILISI, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Russian forces control part of the capital of breakaway South Ossetia, the Georgian interior ministry said on Friday, after Russia sent forces over its border to repel a Georgian assault on separatists.
Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili said Russian forces were shelling Georgian troops "from tanks and airplanes".
"We control part of the town, the Russians another," Utiashvili said of the besieged capital, Tskhinvali.
Reporting by Matt Robinson
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