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MPs Approve Sending Artillery Instructors to Afghanistan
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 22 Feb.'11 / 18:09

Parliament approved on February 22 a proposal to send a team of Georgian artillery instructors to Afghanistan to train Afghan forces.

The team of trainers, according to the officials, will consist of 11 servicemen.

Georgia is already contributing up to 950-strong combat unit in Afghanistan.

Just hours before the approval of additional deployment, the Ministry of Defense reported that one Georgian soldier was killed and two others wounded in a mine explosion in the Helmand province.

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