The Tbilisi Times (not a paper I have heard of before but it can be found here) reports:
17 Georgian unknown soldiers were buried in a communal grave in Tbilisi on August 30. Shalva Dolidze, Commander of 41st battalion of the 4th brigade, was also buried beside the communal grave.
The report says that "some" of the 145 Georgian soldiers killed in the war were unidentified.
The only way that I can imagine that these days soldiers are not identified is that there was not much of them left. But surely someone must be looking for them?
Civil.ge reports the numbers here:
The officially registered number of Georgian citizens killed during active hostilities is 370, as of September 15, according to information posted on the Georgian Defense Ministry's website.
The civilian death toll is 188; 168 Defense Ministry personnel are listed as dead and 14 from the Interior Ministry.
According to the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Welfare, the number of civilians killed in the war may change after the Georgian side gains access to and inspects the areas currently occupied by Russian troops.
In an earlier report:
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch (HRW) representatives said on September 11 that civilians killed in South Ossetia numbered “fewer than 100.”
Tatiana Lokshina, a Russian researcher for HRW who visited the region, said trips to a hospital and cemetery, and conversations with residents had failed to corroborate claims by Russian and South Ossetian authorities that thousands of civilians had been killed in the region, The Associated Press reported.
Initially, Russian officials claimed that 2,000 civilians had been killed in South Ossetia. In late August, a representative of the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office said 133 deaths had been officially registered at that time.
I always thought it was suspicious that the Russian came out almost immediately with the number of 1400 killed, but only hours later raised it to 1500. Almost like they had a press release already.
Has anyone seen recent figures for the number of refugees now in North Ossetia or how many Russian soldiers were killed?