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Azerbaijani peacekeepers back home from Afghanistan

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By Vafa Ismayilova

Azerbaijan's 120-member peacekeeper contingent has returned to Baku after serving at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, the local media reported on August 27.

Earlier, they were evacuated from the country on August 26 at 0100 [GMT +4]. Along with their weapons and military property, the peacekeepers were transported to Ankara by air.

The Azerbaijani peacekeeping unit, which successfully fulfilled its tasks, performed its duties with high professionalism, ensuring the security of the airport together with the Turkish forces.

It should be noted that on November 20, 2002, the Azerbaijani army's 22-member peacekeeping unit began operating in Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

On January 15, 2008, the number of Azerbaijani peacekeepers in Afghanistan reached 40. On October 2, 2009, Azerbaijan's parliament decided to increase the country's peacekeeping contingent in Afghanistan.

In February of the same year, the Azerbaijani army's 90-member peacekeeping contingent started to take part in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations in Afghanistan as part of the Turkish armed forces battalion. The unit's personnel maintained the security of a television tower in Kabul, ISAF's central ammunition depot, and patrolled the area.

To increase the Azerbaijani Peacekeeping Forces' contribution to the NATO ISAF operations in Afghanistan, on October 5, 2010, Azerbaijan sent two military doctors and two fortification engineers, bringing the number of its peacekeepers to 94 .

Since January 1, 2015, Azerbaijani peacekeepers have began the NATO-led Resolute Support non-combat mission operations in Afghanistan under a six-month rotation plan.

On January 9, 2018, Azerbaijan increased its staff from 94 to 120 in order to enlarge its contribution to the mission. In addition to being represented in the relevant commands of the mission, the Azerbaijani army's peacekeeping forces also successfully fulfilled the task of guarding the Kabul International Airport.

The Azerbaijani peacekeepers also take part in peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Sudan, contribute to international peace and security.

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Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens

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Some 30,619 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan on Oct. 16, Trend reports referring to the Operational Headquarters under the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.

The first dose of the vaccine was injected into 12,186 citizens, and the second one to 18,433 citizens.

Totally, up until now, 9,168,970 citizens have been vaccinated, 4,954,189 of whom received the first dose of the vaccine, and 4,214,781 people – the second dose.

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Azerbaijan confirms 1,681 more COVID-19 cases, 675 recoveries

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Azerbaijan has detected 1,681 new COVID-19 cases, 675 patients have recovered, and 12 patients have died, Trendreports citing the Operational Headquarters under Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers.

Up until now, 500,311 people have been infected with coronavirus in the country, 477,639 of them have recovered, and 6,746 people have died. Currently, 15,926 people are under treatment in special hospitals.

To reveal the COVID-19 cases, 13,168 tests have been carried out in Azerbaijan over the past day, and a total of 5,014,141 tests have been conducted so far.

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Palestinian envoy: Muslims all together sympathetic with Azerbaijan

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Muslims are all together sympathetic with Azerbaijan, Trend reports referring to the statement of Nasser Abdul Kareem, Palestinian Ambassador to Azerbaijan.

“As a human being first and a Muslim and a citizen of Palestine, I’m happy that this post-war time would be a new beginning for peace in this region. I think the reconstruction work done in the region is very impressive. I hope this would be an opening of a new era, continuous prosperity of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani people, and the whole region,” he said.

On October 16, a visit of representatives of the diplomatic corps in Azerbaijan and local media to Sugovushan, liberated from Armenian occupation, was organized.

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