Friday, January 15, 2010

First US troops heading to Haiti: Army

WASHINGTON-The first contingent of US troops will begin arriving in Haiti on Thursday, the US Army said, as the military swung into action to provide help after a devastating earthquake.
A company of about 100 soldiers from a US Army brigade were expected "some time this evening" in Haiti, spokesman Gary Tallman told AFP."They will provide humanitarian assistance and relief and security as required," he said.
The deployed soldiers were coming from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and more forces from the 3,500-strong 2nd brigade would be heading out on Friday."Things are in motion," Tallman added. "We're getting folks there as fast as we can to provide humanitarian assistance."It was still unclear if the entire brigade would be deployed, he said....

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