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Georgian-American maneuvers finished yesterday

2009-11-09 10:42

Immediate Response military maneuvers, conducted in Georgia, in Krtsanisi training center, in the course of recent two weeks, finished - Interfax. The drills were the part of the program on training Georgian military before sending to Afghanistan.


In the course of the exercise the Armed Forces of Georgia were prepared for the counter-terrorist joint operation with U.S. military.

The U.S. marines started training of Georgian troops to be sent to Afghanistan in September. The 31st infantry battalion in undergoing the 6 month training course to participate in ISAF operation under the aegis of NATO.

In early August the Parliament of Georgia endorsed the initiative of President Mikheil Saakashvili to send a company and a battalion to participate in peacemaking operation. The battalion will serve with U.S. contingent, the company - with French. The first party is expected to be sent this autumn, the next - in spring 2010.


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