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U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon

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U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon

U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon

U.S. President Donald Trump has approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air defenses after Saturday's attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has blamed on Iran, the Pentagon said.

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The Pentagon on Friday (September 20) said the deployment would involve a moderate number of troops and would be primarily defensive in nature.

U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the deployment would not reach thousands of forces but he declined to be more specific.

The attacks halved the crude output of the world's top oil exporter, by shutting down 5.7 million barrels per day, of which 4.5 million bpd in Abqaiq an 1.2 million bpd in Khurais.




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