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'Russia and Georgia exchange prisoners'

world Updated: Aug 19, 2008 13:56 IST

Russian and Georgian forces exchanged prisoners on Tuesday on a road between the capital Tbilisi and the flashpoint city of Gori, an AFP correspondent reported.

The reporter saw 13 Georgians exchanged for five Russians at a checkpoint 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Tbilisi. The Georgians, two of them wounded, had earlier emerged from Russian helicopters that landed near the site.