26 Jun '13, 11am

Georgia: now the top non-NATO troop contributor in Afghanistan

© US DoD 26 Jun. 2013 Georgia: now the top non-NATO troop contributor in Afghanistan Georgia has been assisting the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan since 2004. Following a substantial increase of its deployment in October last year, Georgia currently has over 1,500 troops deployed there, making it the largest non-NATO contributor to ISAF and the fifth largest contributor overall. “We greatly appreciate the active support that Georgia has made to our operations – past and present,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the NATO-Georgia Commission meeting of defence ministers on 5 June. “We greatly value the professionalism and the courage of Georgian troops. And we honour their sacrifice.” Georgia is currently providing two infantry battalions serving with US forces in Helmand Province, an infantry platoon serving with t...

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