Monday, December 24, 2012

Update on missing Georgia soldier

The Georgia Ministry of Defence has issued an update on the status of a soldier missing in Afghanistan since 19th December.

The SAR (Search and Rescue) operation is ongoing and the mission - involving Georgia and ISAF troops - is being led by Deputy Chief of Joint Staff of GAF, Brigadier-General Vakhtang Kapanadze.

The soldier was reported as missing on 19th December. Since then, a rigorous search mission has been in operation. Georgia currently has two battalions operating in Helmand province; 12/1 Infantry and 32/3 Infantry. 19 Georgian soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2010.

Update: The body of Georgian Army Sergeant Giorgi Kikadze was found on 29th December 2012.

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