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  Tevet 4, 5780 , 01/01/20

US to send 750 more troops to the Middle East

The United States is sending around 750 more troops to the Middle East immediately, following an attack by pro-Iranian demonstrators on the US embassy in Baghdad, the Pentagon said Tuesday, according to AFP.

More troops from a rapid response unit of the 82nd Airborne Division are prepared to deploy over the next several days, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement quoted by the news agency.

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