TBILISI, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Georgia and the United States started an annual joint military drill on Monday in a Georgian military base.
The drill, known as the Agile Spirit 2013, involved 350 servicemen from the U.S. Marine Corps Black Sea rotational forces and troops from the 23rd battalion of the Second Georgian Infantry Brigade.
The Georgian battalion returned from its rotating mission in Afghanistan without fatal casualties.
The month-long drill aims at enhancing inter-operability between the two countries in peacekeeping operations.
The Agile Spirit drill, inaugurated in 2011, included some Georgian media representatives this year to familiar them with reporting missions in Afghanistan about Georgia's participation in the ISAF mission.
The U.S. Marines came from Constanca of Romania where they are based for rotational deployment to the Black Sea, the Caucasus and the Balkans.