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More Troops Being Sent to Iraq (from ATSNN)

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posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 08:20 AM
With the upcoming elections in Iraq 1500 more US Troops are being sent to serve in Iraq and extending the stays of more than 10,000 troops already there. 150,000 troops will be in Iraq, an all time high the Pentagon says. A Gen. George Casey asked for the increase of troops stating that it would help the US keep the momentum gained by the troops over the insurgents. Troops from 2 battalions of the 82nd Airborne in Fort Bragg, North Carolina will be dispatched up to 4 months in Iraq, a unit that is constantly on standby to be deployed anywhere in the world on 18 hours' notice.
They will be there to provide security for the January 30th elections.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States is dispatching an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq and extending the stays of more than 10,000 others to bolster security ahead of January's scheduled elections.

In Baghdad, meanwhile, at least five mortar rounds struck at the heart of the city early Thursday, killing one person and wounding a dozen others.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Also, more than 10,000 troops stay have been extended. The units include 2nd Brigade of the Army's 25th Infantry Division,2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, the Army's 116th Transportation Unit, Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The insurgent held city of Falluja is now controlled by US troops and Iraqi troops.

As of Wednesday, 1,256 Americans and 146 allied troops have died in Iraq since the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Whether you support the war or not please support our troops. Our condolenses go out to all the families of the fallen and also to the injured and families of.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 08:43 AM
Already covered here in ATSNN:

Moving to Current Events forum.

posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 08:48 AM
Already covered in ATSNN here:

Moved your report to Current events.

Nice write up by the way


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