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GEORGIAN TROOPS HONORED BY ISAF

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Troops Killed in IED Attack
By Harold Hutchison

Marine General Joseph F. Dunford, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force, paid tribute to seven Georgian troops who were killed in an IED attack on 6 June.

“Georgia's support of the ISAF mission has been steadfast and tangible. While many have contributed to the security improvements in Afghanistan, Georgian soldiers have always stood out for their toughness and willingness to take on difficult missions. Georgia has more than 1,500 troops serving in Helmand Province, making it the largest non-NATO contributor to ISAF. ISAF will always be grateful for Georgia's contribution and commitment,” Dunford said in an ISAF release.

ISAF also reported that during the last two days of operations, Haqqani Network leaders was captured in Khost and Paktiya provinces. Forces under the command of ISAF’s Regional Command East killed 14 insurgents, captured nine, and disarmed 11 improvised explosive devices.