Skip to comments.ESCAPE FROM GEORGIA: Ocean Springs woman gathers prayers for son (Mississippi)
Posted on 08/13/2008 4:15:48 PM PDT by Islander7
Melanie Allen has been "scared to death" this week knowing her son was scheduled to begin a risky escape from the country of Georgia, where Russian troops are poised for further invasion.
Lee Allen, 34, and his Georgian wife, Tiko, were to have become part of a caravan fleeing the war-torn country. It may be days before Melanie Allen learns if the couple made it out safely.
She was at her Ocean Springs home Tuesday night with friends who are supporting her.
On Monday, four days into the fighting as Russia seized several towns and a military base deep in western Georgia, Lee Allen evacuated family and friends from one town where they had a family home to his flat elsewhere in the country.
As time drew near for Lee and his wife to leave, he could no longer call via cell phone because the Russians had bombed nearby cell towers, Melanie Allen said. But she has received several e-mails.
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...Today, I was standing near Gori and we saw a lot of people who were running from Georgian villages. A lot of people they told us, a lot of people were murdered. A lot of women and young girls are being raped...