Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 24
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia is reviewing the issue of how it can take part in the fight against the terrorism of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) group, the Defense Ministry of Georgia said Sept. 23.
"Georgia, as a strategic partner of the U.S. and a country that is the most compatible with NATO, is considering the issue of how it will participate in fulfilling the coalition's tasks against the terrorism of the ISIS," the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said "various ways of neutralizing terrorism, which threatens peace and democratic development in the region" are being considered together with international partners and the coalition members.
"None of the options considered by the allies includes the issue of sending the Georgian military units into the war zone. A final decision will be taken at the highest political level," the message said.
The U.S., with the support from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and the UAE, carried out strikes on nearly 20 IS facilities inside Syria, according to recent data.
Earlier, the U.S. launched a military campaign against the IS in Iraq.
This summer the group proclaimed an "Islamic Caliphate" in the occupied territories in Iraq and Syria.
Edited by CN