10/11/2019, 6:04 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pentagon deploys 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia

The Department of Defense announced on Friday it is sending an additional 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia amid boiling tensions between the kingdom and Iran in light of the September 14 attacks on the Saudi oil facilities.

The Pentagon resorted to the move in order to "assure and enhance the defense of Saudi Arabia." In addition, the US will also send two fighter squadrons, one Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), two Patriot batteries and one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) to the oil-rich country.

The latest news confirms Pentagon's September announcement when it said that President Donald Trump had approved a "moderate deployment" to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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