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The deployment aims to enhance the defence of Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon says

The Pentagon has announced the deployment of thousands of additional troops to “enhance the defence of Saudi Arabia”.

US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper says he has authorised the deployment of additional forces, including fighter jets and a defence system.

He said it was in response to “threats in the region”, amid efforts…

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