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More than 150 Georgian peacekeepers have returned from Afghanistan

2013-04-15 13:17

158 soldiers who took part in the mission of International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) have returned to Georgia, the News-Georgia reported referring to the press service of the Defense Ministry.


"Another 158 peacekeepers of the 32nd Battalion of the Third Infantry Brigade have returned home. They were greeted at the airport by the military commander of the Third Infantry Brigade, Vice-Colonel Malkhaz Merlan," the press service of the department reported.

Recall, as part of the planned rotation of the 33rd and 42th battalions of the third and fourth infantry brigade of Georgian Armed Forces of Georgia must be replaced by the 12 th and 32 th the first and third battalions of infantry brigade. Rotation of the Georgian military in Afghanistan is being held every half a year.

Last week, 169 soldiers of the 32nd Battalion of the Third Infantry Brigade of Georgian Armed Forces returned to Georgia. The remaining soldiers of the Battalion are gradually returning home till April 22, the Interfax reported.

They were replaced with the 42nd Battalion of the Fourth Infantry Brigade in Afghanistan.


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