Azerbaijani peacekeepers depart for Afghanistan (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 12
Another group of Azerbaijani peacekeepers have left for Afghanistan.
The group of 42 servicemen (38 soldiers, two medical officers and two sappers), who will serve under the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, left for Afghanistan to serve there on a rotating basis, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry told Trend Apr. 12.
The Resolute Support mission was launched in Afghanistan on Jan. 1, 2015.
The peacekeeping contingent of Azerbaijan's armed forces has been serving under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan since Nov. 20, 2002.
Currently, Azerbaijan's peacekeeping contingent in Afghanistan includes 90 servicemen of the country's armed forces, two medical officers and two sappers.