Georgian soldiers leaving base in Afghanistan

Photo: Georgian soldiers leaving base in Afghanistan 
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Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug. 15

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian soldiers are leaving the Kabul-based U.S. Camp Phoenix base, which will cease to exist.

Georgian Defense Ministry told Trend on Aug. 15 that the soldiers of the reinforced platoon of the 13th Battalion of the Georgian First Infantry Brigade held a solemn ceremony honoring the completion of the ISAF operation.

Georgian flag also was removed during the ceremony at Camp Phoenix. Platoon Sergeant, Giorgi Tabliashvili handed over the flag to Georgia's senior military representative in Afghanistan, Colonel Tatunashvili.

The ceremony was also attended by the representatives of the National Guard of the U.S. State of Georgia.

Georgian soldiers were awarded with NATO medal for participation in peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan. Camp Phoenix base support group commander Lieutenant Colonel Alex McLemore also presented honorary medals of the State of Georgia to the Georgian soldiers.

The mission of the reinforced platoon of the Georgian First Infantry Brigade's 13th Battalion lasted five months.

Edited by S.I.

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