Instead of going home, British troops headed to Iranian border: Report
As tensions between the United States and Iran increases, military action along the Iran-Iraq border intensifies.
The latest moves comes from America’s primary ally in its invasion of Iraq: Britain.
Ostensibly to guard against importation of Iranian weapons and fighters targeting Western troops in Iraq, the UK is sending up to 350 troops to the Iranian border instead of bringing them home, The Independent of London reports Wednesday.
The troop move was requested by US commanders, the paper says, and it will delay — perhaps indefinitely — the homecoming of 250 British troops who were told just days ago that they would be returning to the UK as part of a drawdown of forces in Iraq.