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Georgia started rotating its servicemen in Afghanistan

2011-04-12 20:08

Georgia started rotating its servicemen in Afghanistan. 15784.jpegThe process of rotating Georgian servicemen staying in Afghanistan as part of ISAF has been started. As was reported by Novosti Georgia with reference to Ministry of Defense, part of servicemen from the 33d battalion has started replacing those from 32nd battalion. The process of replacing the soldiers will take several months, the administration reported. The battalion will serve in the province of Gilmend, in the zone of U.S.' responsibility. In all, 33d battalion includes 749 military men; 94 soldiers have gone to Afghanistan so far. 


The farewell ceremony at Vaziani military base in Tbilisi suburbs was attained by Minister of Defense of Georgia Bacho Akhalaya, Chief of the Joint Headquarters of the Georgian Armed Forces, Major General Devy Chankotadze, Armed Forces commanders and military attaches accredited in Georgia. "The level of servicemen's training and their readiness to fulfill certain tasks are positively assessed by experts of the American Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), as well as a group of trainers and US naval advisors", - officials of the Ministry of Defense underlined.

This is the second rotation of the Georgian battalion from the moment the country joined the operation in Afghanistan. About 900 Georgian servicemen have been staying in Afghanistan since 2009.

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