About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 14:35 - 28 Aug.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Eighteenth Georgian Soldier Dies in Afghanistan
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 12 Oct.'12 / 11:32

Corporal Mindia Abashidze from the 32nd Light Infantry Battalion was “killed while fulfilling a combat task under the ISAF mission in Afghanistan”, the Georgian Defense Ministry said on October 12.  

The latest death brings to eighteen the total number of Georgian soldiers killed in Afghanistan since the country joined the NATO-led operation in November, 2009.

The Georgian Defense Ministry also said that 22-year-old Corporal Abashidze had been serving in the army since August 2008. Corporal Abashidze was in the Helmand province of Afghanistan for second tour of duty with the 32nd battalion.

NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who spoke on phone with President Saakashvili and Georgian Dream leader Bidzina Ivanishvili on October 12, expressed his condolences for death of a Georgian officer in Afghanistan and conveyed NATO's “strong appreciation for Georgia's steadfast commitment to Afghanistan.”

Latest News
28 Aug.'15 14:35
ADB Approves USD 20m Loan for Batumi Coastline Protection
The loan will be used to fund works to protect Black Sea resort’s 5km coastline from erosion.
28 Aug.'15 13:09
Parliament Speaker Says NATO Has to Bring Clarity over MAP
Usupashvili said Membership Action Plan should not be an issue of “political speculation”.
27 Aug.'15 18:19
Russia Says NATO-Georgia Training Center ‘Destabilizing Factor’
Russian MFA said that opening of the center in Georgia is continuation of NATO’s “provocative policy.”
27 Aug.'15 16:41
NATO, Georgia Open Joint Training Center
The center, designed to train Georgian, NATO and partner nations’ troops, is not yet fully operational.
27 Aug.'15 13:57
Stoltenberg: NATO-Georgia ‘Substantial Package Delivering Tangible Results’
“There is more Georgia in NATO and more NATO in Georgia,” Stoltenberg said in Tbilisi.
27 Aug.'15 11:26
GD Recruiting ‘Independent Experts’ for Campaign Platform
Georgian Dream announces on job-search website about intention to recruit 60 “experts”.
26 Aug.'15 21:47
NATO Secretary General Visits Georgia
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Tbilisi on Wednesday evening.
26 Aug.'15 17:09
GEL Recovers Slightly
After losing over 3.5% against dollar in two previous days, lari was up 1.6% on Wednesday.
26 Aug.'15 12:58
Police Say 5kg Cocaine Seized at Tbilisi Airport
Last week the Interior Ministry announced about “exposing new route of drug trafficking.”
25 Aug.'15 17:22
GEL Continues to Slide
Lari fell on Tuesday to its weakest against the U.S. dollar in 16 years and five months.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
33