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US Army announces deployment to Afghanistan

US Army announces deployment to Afghanistan

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Apr 19, 2018 - 08:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US Army’s 101st Airborne Sustainment Brigade would deploy to Afghanistaninfo-icon in the summer, the military announced on Wednesday.

In line its security policy, the Pentagon declined providing the numbers of soldiers expected to deploy. The Defense Department started withholding the numbers last year.

Largely comprised of mounted infantrymen operating from armoured Stryker vehicles, the regiment most recently deployed in 2016 to Afghanistan, where it helped train Afghan forces fighting against the Talibaninfo-icon.

The Special Troops battalion of the Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade will replace the 3rd Infantry Division’s Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan.

It will conduct logistics operations, including the delivery of food, water, fuel and ammunition to American and NATOinfo-icon forces in Afghanistan. It is the unit’s fifth deployment to Afghanistan.

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