6/19/2019, 11:24 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pentagon: New troop deployment to include Patriot missiles

United States Ministry of Defense stated that the new troops to be deployed in the Middle East will be supported by a Patriot missile battalion, strike drones, and manned surveillance aircraft, multiple media reported.

The Pentagon once more reiterated during this occasion that the US wants to avoid conflict with Iran, but is prepared to defend US forces and its own interests in the region.

Leaving acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan earlier announced that the US will deploy 1,000 additional troops to the region after the attacks conducted against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

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