TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- European Union monitors are casting doubt on a claim by an official in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
The official had said militia members from South Ossetia had raided a village in a buffer zone controlled by Russia, and set buildings on fire.
But the EU monitors say they've reached a "preliminary" conclusion that the fire wasn't conflict-related.
A number of Georgian villages have been burned or raided since Russian troops invaded South Ossetia and took control of Georgian territory nearby.
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