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Reuters reports Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says he is "receiving reports of ethnic cleansing in villages of South Ossetia."
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Georgia's Interior Ministry spokesman says that Georgian forces have shot down two Russian combat planes as violence escalates in the breakaway province of South Ossetia.
Russia has sent 150 tanks and armored vehicles into the territory as what started as a regional conflict between Georgia and separatists threatens to build into all-out war.
A senior Georgian security official says Russian jets have bombed Vaziani military airbase outside the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, Reuters reports.
"No one was wounded but some buildings have been destroyed," Kakha Lamaia told Reuters. The airbase is about 15 miles from Tbilisi.
"They have declared war against us," Lamaia told Reuters.
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