Trump announces sending 1,500 US troops to Middle East[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial date: 2019/5/24 20:13 • 130 times read[/rtl]
US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East, most of them under preventive measures as tensions with Iran escalated.
He said the deployment would include a relatively small number of troops.
Two sources, who asked not to be named, told Reuters earlier in the day that the troops would contribute to strengthening US defenses in the region and would include engineers.