Georgian special mountain battalion was deployed at airbase in Kandahar as part of ISAF mission, the Georgian Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday.
Georgia had two 750-man battalions in the Helmand province up until February; one Georgian battalion will remain in Helmand.
This is the first time when a major Georgian military unit is deployed in Kandahar. A small team of the Georgian military instructors were providing artillery training to the Afghan forces in Kandahar in 2011.
This is the first tour of duty to Afghanistan for the special mountain battalion.