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Georgian battalion in Afghanistan to serve in the U.S. contingent

2009-06-24 12:23

Georgian peacemaking battalion to serve in Afghanistan as a part of American contingent, stated yesterday David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense of Georgia - ITAR TASS.  


In his interview to Imedi he said that a unit at the level of a battalion will be sent to Afghanistan, and "will serve as a part of the USA contingent in Southern provinces of Afghanistan".

Previously the Ministry of Defense representatives explained the battalion will be sent in the course of 2010.

According to Devi Chankotadze, the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Georgia, "beside the aforesaid battalion, one hundred of Georgian peacemakers will serve in Afghanistan". He added that the battalion will serve as a part of American contingent, and the hundred of Georgian peacemakers - as a part of the French contingent.



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