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Evidence of the fighting is everywhere in the Georgian city of Gori -- blood on the ground, the smell of smoke in the air, and wrecked cars in the street, according to a CNN crew that drove through the area.

Although Georgian officials and witnesses said Russian jets shelled parts of the city Tuesday morning, a Russian general denied it.

"We were not undertaking any strikes there," said Colonel-General Anatoly Nagovitsin, deputy head of the general staff. "There are no drafted troops in the region, only professionals." Read full article »

CNN's Mike Sefanov contributed to this report.

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