About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:53 - 26 May.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
MoD: Georgian Soldier 'Missing' in Afghanistan
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 20 Dec.'12 / 13:31

A Georgian soldier serving in NATO-led operations in Afghanistan “is missing” since December 19, the Georgian Ministry of Defense said on Thursday.

“Circumstances are not known yet,” MoD said in a brief statement on its website.

It said that Regional Command Southwest, whose area of responsibility is Helmand and Nimroz provinces, “is conducting search and rescue operation”.

“All Georgian units in theater are moved to the highest security alert posture,” MoD said, adding that it was not appropriate to give more details due to ongoing search and rescue operation.

Georgia currently has two battalions in the Helmand province of Afghanistan – 12th battalion of the first infantry brigade and 32nd battalion of the third infantry brigade; for the latter it is a second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Georgia has lost total of eighteen soldiers in Afghanistan since joining ISAF mission in November, 2009, seven of them this year.

Latest News
26 May.'16 17:53
Georgia Marks Independence Day
Georgian, U.S., UK troops fresh from joint drills marched in ceremony marking Independence Day.
25 May.'16 16:09
UNM Boycotts Parliament Sittings in Protest Over Kortskheli Violence
UNM MPs said they will not attend sessions unless perpetrators of attack are held accountable.
25 May.'16 12:39
Venice Commission Looking into Georgia’s Controversial Bill on Constitutional Court
Commission’s opinion is expected on Friday, Georgian President’s adviser said.
25 May.'16 11:53
Police Question Men Involved in Kortskheli Violence, But No Charges Filed
Six men involved in the attack against UNM leaders were questioned without being charged.
25 May.'16 09:27
Kerry Congratulates Georgia on Independence Day
“We see Georgia as a leading example of democratic progress in the region,” Kerry said.
24 May.'16 15:05
Interior Minister Comments on Kortskheli Violent Incident
Police plan to ask the court to issue arrest warrants, the Interior Minister said.
23 May.'16 13:37
PM Condemns Election Violence in Kortskheli, Says ‘Perpetrators should be Punished’
“There will be a need for more mobilization of law enforcement agencies,” he said.
23 May.'16 10:26
GDDG Wins in Seven, UNM in Two Localities in Local By-Elections
UNM, which fielded candidates in four out of nine localities, are set to win two seats.
22 May.'16 23:57
Saakashvili: ‘Ivanishvili will be Defeated This Year’
“There will be no compromises with this dark force,” he said.
22 May.'16 21:50
CEC Chair: Electoral Process ‘Significantly Damaged’ by Violence in Kortskheli
By-election for vacant seats in local councils at number of localities was held on May 22.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
65