Friday, November 4, 2016

U.S. Army To Deploy 1,700 Troops To Iraq

U.S army soldiers © Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters Army to Deploy 1,700 Paratroopers to Iraq

The U.S. Army announced Thursday it will deploy 1,700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division this winter to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces currently trying to retake Mosul from Islamic State fighters.

The 82nd Airborne's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to take part in Operation Inherent Resolve, according to an Army press release.

The unit will replace the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in training, advising and assisting the Iraqi forces.

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WNU Editor: This unit will be replacing the 101st Airbrne Division currently in Iraq.

More News On The U.S. Army Deploying 1,700 Troops To Iraq

Fort Bragg brigade will deploy this winter to Iraq -- Stars and Stripes
Fort Bragg soldiers, about 1,700, deploying to Iraq later this year -- Fay Observer
1,700 US Army troops deploying to Iraq to ‘advise & assist’ local forces -- RT

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