Last update - 13:45 11/08/2008
VIDEO / IDF vets who trained Georgia troops say war with Russia is no surprise
By Jonathan Lis and Moti Katz
For the past few days, since fighting broke out in the Caucasus, 24-year-old L. from central Israel has been trying to phone the group of Georgian combat soldiers he had been training in Georgia up to a few months ago.
L. and a group of young Israel Defense Forces reservists have been watching reports of the fighting in Georgia worriedly, concerned over the fate of the soldiers they had trained for four months.
"We have their phone numbers, but we haven't been able to reach them. These are people we know and we are all hoping for their success," L. said.
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