Fears of new war rise around separatist Abkhazia

A cease-fire ended major hostilities between Georgia and Russia after August's five-day war. But shootings and bombings continue — and nowhere more so than here along the poorly defined, porous border that separates Georgia proper from Abkhazia.

But Georgians who live along the border with the rugged mountainous region of Abkhazia in western Georgia are terrified that a new war is at hand. They fear the latest violence is aimed at driving them from their homes so Abkhaz forces can sweep in unopposed to take their land.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Border disputes have been - and can be - settled amicably when reasonably cool heads prevail, and everyone ls really looking for a peaceful solution.

The question has to be, who benefits from further destabilization on the Georgian/ Abkhazian border?

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