Army sending 450 troops to Kuwait in fight against ISIS

Army sending 450 troops to Kuwait in fight against ISIS
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The Army is sending 450 soldiers to Kuwait in September for a 12-month deployment to aid in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 

The soldiers, from the III Corps at Fort Hood in Texas, will serve as a top unit in the coalition force fighting ISIS, known as the Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve, the Army announced Wednesday.

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They will lead a regional campaign with both coalition and other international partners, and synchronize military activities against ISIS, the Army said.

"III Corps has a proud history of answering the nation's call when it has come," said Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, commander of Fort Hood.

"We are trained and ready to perform our mission and we thank our Central Texas community partners for their unwavering support as we answer the call once again."

It's the latest deployment in the months-long campaign against ISIS, along with another 3,550 troops authorized to serve in Iraq.