Azerbaijani peacekeepers serving in Afghanistan are helping the local population.
According to Report, the footage was spread on social networks.
Azerbaijani and Turkish peacekeepers in Afghanistan guard the airport in the capital Kabul.
The 22-member peacekeeping unit of the Azerbaijani Army has been operating in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) since November 20, 2002. On January 15, 2008, the number of the Azerbaijani peacekeeping contingent in Afghanistan reached 40 people. On October 2, 2009, the Azerbaijani Parliament decided to increase the peacekeeping contingent in Afghanistan. Since February 19, 2009, the 90-strong peacekeeping contingent of the Azerbaijani Army has served within the Turkish battalion in the International Security Assistance Force operations in Afghanistan. The unit’s personnel ensured the security of the TV tower in Kabul and ISAF’s central ammunition depot.
On October 5, 2010, to increase the contribution of the Peacekeeping Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan in NATO’s ISAF operations in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan sent additional two military doctors and two officers in the field of fortification engineering, bringing the number of peacekeeping contingents to 94.
At present, the number of Azerbaijani peacekeepers in this country is 120.
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