Pentagon Sending 750 North Carolina Paratroopers To Baghdad To Fight Militia Uprising

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Early this morning the US Pentagon announced that 750 soldiers from North Carolina would be sent to the US Embassy in Iraq in an attempt to quell a rising conflict involving an Iran-backed Shiite militia.

Today’s troops are being sent in addition to the 100 marines and 2 Apache helicopters that were sent over yesterday.

The Pentagon also ordered 4,000 additional paratroopers from several different divisions to be prepare for a possible deployment in the coming days.

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