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US Troop Escalation in Iraq Approaches 30,000

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US Troop Buildup in Iraq Approaches 30,000


By David Morgan and Andrew Gray
Reuters
Saturday 17 March 2007

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Washington - The U.S. Army said on Friday it was sending some 2,600 soldiers to Iraq earlier than planned, raising the number of extra U.S. troops being deployed in a new effort to stabilize the country to nearly 30,000.

News of the latest deployment came as Democrats who now control Congress pushed legislation to end a war that is increasingly unpopular in the United States.

The combat aviation brigade from the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Division would deploy in early May, some 45 days sooner than previously envisaged, the Army said.

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