Soon the middle East will be deployed an additional 200 U.S. troops from the 82nd airborne division. It is reported by Fox News, citing a source in the Pentagon.
The decision about where it will be deployed units in Iraq or in Syria, must take the commander of us forces in the region General Stephen Townsend.
According to the TV channel, thousands of American soldiers will be directed to Kuwait. These forces will be in the operational reserve command and used as necessary during conduct ground operations against militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).
9 March it was reported about the transfer to Syria of several hundred Marines to participate in the operation to liberate the city of raqqa. As written by The Washington Post, the soldiers of the 11th expeditionary force of the marine corps, according to the newspaper, went to Syria on Navy ships back in October of last year from a base in San Diego, California. Their task is to organize the firing points for artillery shelling terrorist positions of the 155-millimetre M777 howitzers.
Currently in Iraq there are about five thousand American troops. It’s mostly special forces soldiers involved in the individual transactions and instructors, training Iraqi army soldiers and members of the various militias.