Georgia to send troops for Afghanistan occupation

Georgia also deployed 2,000 troops for Iraq invasion, the third-largest military force there, but the entire force returned home in August last year during the war with Russia.

Georgia to send troops for Afghanistan occupation
Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze said on Wednesday that Tbilisi would send a company of troops to join the NATO-led international force for Afghanistan occupation.

"Georgia has decided to send one company to Afghanistan," Vashadze said in remarks broadcast by Rustavi-2 TV.

A company usually consists of around 200 troops.

Georgia also deployed 2,000 troops for Iraq invasion, the third-largest military force there, but the entire force returned home in August last year during the war with Russia.

On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced Washington would sent an extra 17,000 troops to reinforce the 55,000 soldiers who are in Afghanistan.

An additional 30,000 troops from 40 other, mostly NATO, countries already are there.

Reuters
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