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Military of South Ossetia

The Military of South Ossetia is the military of the breakaway republic of [1]

2008 South Ossetia war

The South Ossetian military fought against the Georgian forces in the [3]

According one estimate, the losses of the South Ossetian military forces, militia, and volunteers in the war amounted to 150 dead.[4][5] According to the 2012 statement by the [6]


Members of the South Ossetian armed forces during a parade in Tskhinvali in May, 2009
Armoured vehicles during the September, 2009 parade in commemoration of the declaration of independence in Tskhinvali

The South Ossetian military has a total of 16,000 soldiers. 2,500 soldiers are on active duty and 13,500 are reservists.

At the beginning of the 2008 South Ossetia war, the armed forces possessed the following equipment:[7][8][9][10][11]

After the 2008 South Ossetia War, some of the tanks captured from Georgia's forces have been transferred to the South Ossetian military.

Service Branches


  1. ^ What will be the outcome of the Georgian-Ossetian war?
  2. ^ a b The Russian Air Force didn't perform well during the conflict in South Ossetia Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies 2008-11-15
  3. ^ Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia(September 2009), 211
  4. ^ Barabanov, Mikhail (2008-09-12). "The August War between Russia and Georgia". Moscow Defense Brief (Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies) 3 (13). 
  5. ^ The August war between Russia and Georgia
  6. ^ Russia had plan to rebuff Georgian aggression - Putin. The Voice of Russia. August 8, 2012.
  7. ^ [1]
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  10. ^
  11. ^ Расстановка сил:сравнение боевого потенциала вооруженных сил Грузии, Южной Осетии и России в зоне конфликта

External links

  • Photogallery of the 20 September 2008 military parade in Tskhinvali
  • [2]
  • Armed Forces the Caucasian countries
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