Journal News July 21, 2017
Baghdad – Journal News
The US military said on Friday it was ready to deploy more than 2,000 troops from the 10th Mountain Division in Iraq this fall.
“Soldiers from the Combat Team (3rd Infantry Brigade), based in Fort Polk, Louisiana, will replace the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, in a regular rotation of troops to support the process of the inherent solution,” the military said in a press statement.
“The aim of deploying alternative or additional troops is to enhance integration to build a better war-fighting team,” said the commander-in-chief of the US Army’s 36th Infantry Division.
“Over the past few months, we have worked hard and completed several training courses to include joint readiness in preparation for this mission,” said Major Walter Byat, commander of the Mountain Division. “I am confident of success.”
It is noteworthy that five thousand US troops are currently in Iraq working as advisers as part of the military operation against the “Daash” terrorist.