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Georgia to send military instructors to Afghanistan

2011-03-11 13:26

14471.jpegGeorgia will send a group of military instructors to Afghanistan. As reported by Novosti-Georgia with reference to the press-service of the Georgian Ministry of Defense, it will be artillery instructors.


"Considering the Alliance's needs, in order to achieve progress and for the purpose of training local military forces, Georgia will send artillery instructors to Afghanistan", goes the message of the Georgian military administration. It says that 11 Georgian instructors will serve in the zone of the French commanders' responsibility in the context of NATO international ISAF operation on promoting security since this spring.

Earlier, Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili declared Georgia's intention to increase the contingent of its Armed Forces in Afghanistan and spoke about the possible assistance to the country in forming a law-enforcement system.

Georgian military have been staying in Afghanistan since 2009. Over 900 Georgian military are serving in Afghanistan as part of International Security Assistance Force, the experts remind.

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