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THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ: TROOP PRESENCE; CELEBRATION ON
FOREIGN SOIL

11,000 Marines to deploy to Iraq in troop rotation

August 01, 2007|From a Times Staff Writer

CAMP PENDLETON — Two Marine Corps infantry battalions and a headquarters group based here will be deployed to Iraq in the next troop rotation, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.

The 1,000-member 1st Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters group, the 5,000-member Regimental Combat Team 1 and 5,000-member Regimental Combat Team 5 will deploy in the coming months. The deployments are not part of the current troop buildup, officials said.

Also set to deploy is the Army's 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, from Ft. Hood, Texas.

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