Ft. Riley soldiers to be deployed to Iraq

FORT RILEY (KSNT) – The Defense Department says about 200 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley will deploy to Iraq to advise Iraqi forces confronting Islamic State Militants.

The soldiers are among about 500 members of the division’s headquarters and headquarters battalion being deployed to the U.S. Central Command’s area of operations.

Thursday’s announcement did not specify where the other 300 will be stationed, but a Pentagon spokesman in Washington said there was no immediate plans for them to go into Iraq.


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