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U.S. Sending 3,000 More Troops to Mideast as Reinforcements

WorldNews Friday, 3 January 2020
U.S. Sending 3,000 More Troops to Mideast as ReinforcementsWASHINGTON — The United States is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of an Iranian general in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump, defense officials said Friday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a decision not yet announced by the Pentagon, said the troops are from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. They are in addition to about 700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne who deployed to Kuwait earlier this week after the storming of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad by Iran-backed militiamen and their supporters. The dispatching of extra troops reflects concern about...
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