(Tbilisi, February 27, Civil Georgia) – “U.S. Special Forces will be deployed to the former Soviet republic of Georgia later this week to open the newest front in the war on terrorism,” CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports on February 27.
Orders to send between 100 and 200 Special Forces troops into Georgia are expected to be issued later this week.
The Washington Post also reported today that US government intends to open a new front in the war on terrorism in Pankisi gorge.
Delegation of US Department of Defense visited Georgia on February 27 to discuss the issue of military assistance to Georgia.
Georgian officials deny that joint or any other kind of military operation is on the agenda in Pankisi gorge, where according to the US officials Al Qaeda fighters have taken refuge.