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DUSHANBE, October 30. /TASS/. The last French military of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan have left the civilian airport of Dushanbe, Tajikistan's Foreign Ministry told TASS on Thursday. The base of France’s limited Air Force contingent was deployed there since 2002.
The office of the military attache of the French Embassy in Dushanbe said “the military-transport planes of the French Air Force and the better part of the contingent had left Tajikistan in 2013. A small military group remained for repair operations at the airport to put it in order after 12 years of exploitation.”
Tajikistan's Foreign Ministry said “the French Air Force contingent comprising some 400 troops was deployed at the civilian airport of Dushanbe for technical support of forces of the international antiterrorist coalition in Afghanistan under an intergovernmental agreement signed in 2002."