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Publish Date : 23 August 2016 - 22:03  ,  
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TEHRAN (Basirat)- Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said mission would be 'temporary,' but would not say how long it would last, citing 'security reasons'

 Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said mission would be 'temporary,' but would not say how long it would last, citing 'security reasons'.

commondreams.org reports:

More than a hundred U.S. troops were sent to Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan on Monday to continue fighting the Taliban, in the first deployment of forces to the area since the drawdown in 2014—offering another signal that the U.S. military presence there is expanding, not decreasing, as President Barack Obama has promised.

The Guardian reports:

Since late July, the Taliban have seized new territory across Helmand, defying a series of about 30 U.S. airstrikes, and raising concern of an attack on the capital. The militants have also stepped up attacks in the country's north, closing in on Kunduz, which they briefly captured last year.

Brigadier General Charles Cleveland told reporters on Monday that the deployment would be "temporary," but would not say how long it would last, citing "security reasons."

Sources in Helmand say about 130 U.S. troops have arrived to their base in the region, the Guardian writes. Cleveland said they would act as a "new presence to assist the police zone."


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