The Deputy Head of the Press-Service of the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, Ilgar Verdiyev, informed Trend that the Azerbaijan peacekeepers will return from Iraq next week. Although 90 peacekeepers were expected to return this week, it did not take place due to technical reasons.
Last time, 90 Azerbaijan military men had been sent to Iraq on January 5 to replace the Azerbaijan contingent of the International Peacekeeping Forces. The Azerbaijan military men who have completed their service will return to Azerbaijan next week. Azerbaijan military men guard the hydroelectric power station in Iraqi city al Khadit-Kha, which provides 50% of electricity for Baghdad and 30% of the whole country.