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Georgian peacekeeper missing in Afghanistan

2012-12-20 14:49

An operation to search and rescue Georgian serviceman, who disappeared in unknown circumstances on December 19, is being carried out in Afghanistan. This was reported by the News-Georgia referring to the press service of the Defense Ministry of Georgia on Thursday, December 20.


The search-rescue operation is being carried out by the command of the International Security Assistance Force.

"On the serviceman's family has been informed about the happening. Georgian troops in Afghanistan have introduced enhanced security measures. Proceeding from the interests of the operation "search-rescue" its specific details cannot be disclosed", said in a statement.

Recall, in October this year, Georgia increased its military contingent participating in the operation to promote peace in Afghanistan to 1571 people. This was announced by the Ministry of Defense of Georgia.

Currently, two Georgian battalions - the 12th Battalion of the First Infantry Brigade and the 32nd Battalion of the Third Infantry Brigade - are deployed in Helmand province.

According to the Defense Ministry, Georgia, along with Australia, the military contingent of which is 1550 people, is one of the not member states of NATO, which is making the largest contribution to the ongoing operation in Afghanistan.


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