250 paratroopers to be deployed in Iraq, says U.S. Defense Department

U.S. Defense Department spokesman, Col. Steve Warren
U.S. Defense Department spokesman, Col. Steve Warren

(IraqiNews.com) On Tuesday, U.S. Defense Department announced, that nearly 250 American soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division will be deployed in Iraq later this month.

U.S. Defense Department spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren said, “The deployment is scheduled to last 9 months and their mission will be carrying out security operations to support and protect American diplomatic facilities and diplomatic personalities.”

Noteworthy, USA has about 1.550 soldiers in Iraq, including 800 military personnel of whom are responsible to protect American diplomatic facilities, and Warren confirmed, that the 250 additional soldiers will be deployed to mitigate for the ones stationed there.

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