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Georgian Defence Forces unit in Afghan peacekeeping rotation

A company-sized unit of Georgian peacekeepers is on the way to take up their tasks in NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan after leaving Tbilisi on Wednesday.

The unit, selected from the 3rd Infantry Brigade and commanded by Captain Shota Giorgadze, received a sendoff from Georgian Defence Forces commanders and Germany’s Defence Attache to Georgia on their departure to Afghanistan’s north.

At Camp Marmal, a base of the German Bundeswehr forces in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, the unit will replace a company of GDF’s Eastern Command and serve under the German contingent, the Ministry of Defence of Georgia said.

Over the next six months the company will carry out Quick Reaction Force tasks for the Atlantic alliance’s peacekeeping mission in the local area, operations they trained for over the last five months.

Undergoing exercises in Georgia, the unit later trained in drills for tactics, first aid and communications at Bundeswehr bases in Germany, the MoD revealed.

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