- The United States of America has deployed more than 3000 troops to the Middle East
- The deployment caught many families unaware
- With this, thousands of families - spouses, children and siblings, were separated from their loved ones
The United States of America has deployed over 3,000 service members to the Middle East.
With this, thousands of families, spouses, children and siblings, were separated from their loved ones. This sadly is without notice.
CNN reports that many of them are from the Immediate Response Force of the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
According to the news outlet, 18-year-old Melissa Morales, said her twin sister, Cristina, was back home visiting in Victorville, California when she was notified on Friday, January 3, she would be deploying Wednesday, January 8.
"She kind of took it as a joke the night before because of the memes on Twitter," Morales said. The hashtag #WWIII was one of the top trends on Twitter heading into the weekend. "She wasn't expecting to be deployed so soon."
Morales said her sister joined the army last summer and is now stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia. This will be her first deployment.
"As her twin sister, it kind of hurts. It stings," Morales said on her sister's deployment. "Yeah, I'm obviously sad, but she made me and the rest of family realise it's what she signed up for."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Iran threatened to attack the White House in response to President Donald Trump's warning that any strike on American interests in the region will bring massive retaliation.
A member of parliament in the country, Abolfazl Aboutorabi issued the threats on Sunday, January 5, during an open session of parliament in Tehran. "We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on American soil.
"We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time," Abutorabi was quoted as saying.
He described the actions of the US as a declaration of war, noting that Iran would respond in kind.
"When someone declares war do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head," he added.
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