The Story From Inside Wartorn South Ossetia

TSKHINVALI, South Ossetia—Without a doubt, this war-ravaged, disputed territory has to be one of the most difficult places I have ever tried to gain access.

Scott Taylor
Published: Thursday, 11/06/2008 12:00 am EST

TSKHINVALI, South Ossetia—Without a doubt, this war-ravaged, disputed territory has to be one of the most difficult places I have ever tried to gain access. Geographically, South Ossetia is linked to North Ossetia, in Russia, by only a single winding pass through the imposing Caucasus Mountains, and all access routes to the south into the Republic of Georgia are blocked by the volatile armed conflict lines.

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