The US Parachute Forces protecting the embassy in Baghdad are about to withdraw from Iraq
17:57 - 04/30/2020
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US military officials have confirmed that the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Brigade Combat Brigade will start a redeployment at the Fort Prague camp in the United States.
And the American newspaper "Military Times" specialized in military affairs stated in a report that was translated by the "Information Agency" that "3500 elements had been deployed in the Middle East region since the New Year after the US embassy accident in Baghdad."
He added, “The officials had stated earlier that some of the paratroopers from the brigade would be assigned to take over security at the embassy in Baghdad from the special team to respond to the crisis, but 800 members of the second battalion were returned and the third battalion, the 319th Field Artillery Airborne Regiment from the mission ".
"The rest of the forces in the brigade remained under the authority of the US Central Command in the Middle East, while the spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division said that paratroopers from the first combat brigade will be quarantined for 14 days to comply with the instructions of the Ministry of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to HIV Corona. ”
"With the paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Brigade completing the quarantine time, about 26 parachutists in the squad are still in quarantine as a precaution," said Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Burns, spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division.
For his part, Lieutenant-General Michael Eric, commander of the airborne division, said, "For security and practical reasons, specific schedules will not be presented, but the families of the soldiers will receive information from command chains and family preparedness groups," while General James stressed that "the remaining paratroopers They will return to the country within the next few weeks. ” Ended / 25 z