South Ossetia: Georgian spy plane shot down

The interior minister of the separatist-held Georgian region of South Ossetia said his forces have shot down an unmanned Georgian spy plane. Mikhail Mindzayev said the drone was shot down over South Ossetia on Thursday by local forces. Mindzayev said it had crossed into South Ossetia from the south, meaning it was of Georgian origin. A Georgian official denied that the country had sent any drone over South Ossetia. Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili says Mindzayev is "seeing things."