GORI, Georgia (AP) -- Russia says its military has begun to withdraw from the conflict-zone in Georgia, but officials haven't said exactly where troops and tanks will continue to operate under the cease-fire that's ended days of fighting in Georgia.
A Russian general says forces are leaving the city of Gori, which sits on Georgia's main east-west highway. But, earlier in the day, Russian forces around the city appeared to be solidifying their positions. It hasn't been possible to confirm the withdrawal with AP journalists in the region.
A U.S. official says the Russian military has moved missile launchers into the breakaway region of South Ossetia.
The peace plan calls for both sides to pull forces back to positions they held before fighting broke out on August 7th.
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