Georgia to send troops to Afghanistan as part of NATO mission

The Georgian military will go to Afghanistan to participate in the mission, ‘Resolute Support,’ as reported by the Press Service of the Georgian Ministry of Defense. The soldiers will stay in Afghanistan for seven months and will be divided into two groups. The reinforced company of the 42nd Battalion of the Fourth Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces will work on the protection of the ‘Resolute Support’ headquarters, located in Kabul, and a National Guard platoon and the 52nd Battalion of the Fifth Infantry Brigade will be located at the airbase in Bagram.

"Today we accompany our soldiers on a most important mission. We see you off and think of you as well as the important tasks you have to do for your country and for the whole world," Sputnik-Georgia quoted the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, as saying. Georgian Defense Minister, Tinatin Khidasheli, the head of the General Staff, Vakhtang Kapanadze, and the US Ambassador to Georgia, Ian Kelly, also attended the farewell ceremony for the military servicemen. The exact time of the deployment is confidential.

  Georgia, NATO, Afghanistan