Tuesday, October 21, 2008

South Ossetia to begin military draft

TBILISI, Georgia - The de facto government of South Ossetia is implementing a military draft. The draft will begin October 25 for all people at least 18 years old, who will serve 1 year.

South Ossetia's de facto president, Eduard Kokoity, signed the order today.

Before the war, South Ossetia had a standing army of 3,000 and reserve force of 15,000.

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