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1,500 U.S Soldiers to Deploy to Afghanistan: U.S. Army

1,500 U.S Soldiers to Deploy  to Afghanistan: U.S. Army

KABUL - The Unites States will deploy 1,500 soldiers from Alaska to Afghanistan later this year, the U.S Army announced.
"These soldiers train rigorously in a wide range of climates and environments. I am fully confident in their ability to excel and overcome any challenges they will face during this deployment," said Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens, the commanding general of U.S Army Alaska, in an Army press release.
The deployment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
U.S troops in Afghanistan are split between two missions -- NATO's Resolute Support mission to advise Afghan security forces and the separate Freedom's Sentinel, the U.S counter-terrorism operation against the remnants of al-Qaeda; an emerging offshoot of Daesh; and other terrorists groups.
The U.S still has some 8,400 troops in Afghanistan.
NATO officially ended its combat mission in December 2014, but U.S forces were granted greater powers in June to strike at Taliban fighters as U.S President Barack Obama vowed a more aggressive campaign.
The announcement came days after the Pentagon said it would deploy some 300 U.S Marines to the southern province of Helmand, where American forces engaged in heated combat until their mission ended in 2014. (Tolonews)