WORLD Pentagon says US will send 200 troops, Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia

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Pentagon says US will send 200 troops, Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia

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09:45, September 27, 2019

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The U.S., some European Union member states and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for the drone attacks on the Abqaiq facility and Khurais field. (Photo: US Army)

The United States will send 200 troops and a battery of Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia, Pentagon said on Thursday.

The deployment is aimed at beefing up security in the kingdom following recent attacks on its oil facilities.

"In light of recent attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and at their invitation, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper announced today that the US would deploy the following equipment to the kingdom: One Patriot Battery, Four Sentinel RADARs, approximately 200 support personnel," Hoffman said in the release.

The U.S., some European Union member states and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for the drone attacks on the Abqaiq facility and Khurais field, though Tehran has denied the allegations.

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