Iraq 0
31 December 2019

The U.S. Secretary of Defense “authorised the deployment of an infantry battalion from the Immediate Response Force (IRF) of the 82nd Airborne Division to the U.S. Central Command area of operations in response to recent events in Iraq”. According to the statement, “approximately 750 soldiers will deploy to the region immediately, and additional forces from the IRF are prepared to deploy over the next several days”.

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