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US Rotates More Military Units Back to Iraq, Afghanistan - Pentagon

© AP Photo / Khalid MohammedIraqi, US and Spanish soldiers participate in a training mission outside Baghdad, Iraq
Iraqi, US and Spanish soldiers participate in a training mission outside Baghdad, Iraq - Sputnik International
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The US Army has released details of its next rotation of military units being sent to Iraq and Afghanistan for the coming two months, according to the Department of Defense News.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In addition, 450 soldiers from III Corps, based at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to Kuwait in September for a 12-month rotation in the headquarters for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

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“Army officials have announced upcoming Iraq and Afghanistan rotations slated for August and September, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said in a briefing,” the News reported on Wednesday.

Some 1,250 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, will rotate to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the report cited Davis as saying.

Another 300 troops from the 10th Mountain Division based in Fort Drum will deploy with 1,000 soldiers from the Fort Polk, Louisiana-based 3rd Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom Sentinel, the paper added.

“These are routine rotations to replace personnel that are already there,” Davis said.

© AFP 2021 / Thomas COEXUS Marines wave goodbye as they leave the military headquarters in Najaf in central Iraq, 23 September 2003
US Marines wave goodbye as they leave the military headquarters in Najaf in central Iraq, 23 September 2003 - Sputnik International
US Marines wave goodbye as they leave the military headquarters in Najaf in central Iraq, 23 September 2003
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