YEMEN Press Agency

US deploys thousands more troops to Middle East

SANAA, Jan. 4 (YPA) – The United States is deploying up to 3,500 additional troops in the Middle East in a show of force after the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, a US official in Defence Department said Friday.

Reinforcements will come from the 82nd Airborne Division’s Global Response Force, which has already provided several hundred additional troops to the region earlier this week as tension swells over the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad.

The move following the association of Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, which Washington said was behind attacks on US facilities in Iraq in recent months.