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2,200 Wounded Servicemen Carried from Afghanistan through Azerbaijan within 8 Months of 2012 - UPDATED

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April 04, 2013

Baku. Victoria Dementieva – APA. In January-August, 2012, about 2,200 wounded servicemen were carried from Afghanistan through the territory of Azerbaijan, Chief of the Department for Political Analysis and Information of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Elnur Aslanov told journalists, APAreports.

To him, transportation of the wounded through Azerbaijan allows reduce the term of medical evacuation by two hours.

He noted that playing a transit role in the delivery of cargo of the NATO peacekeepers in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan actively collaborates with the military alliance: ‘30% of the peacekeepers’ cargo are delivered thorough the territory of Azerbaijan. After complete withdrawal of NATO’s peacekeepers from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan will continue its active participation in strengthening Afghanistan’s state structure and restructuring process.

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