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March 20: 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit on ground in Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED March 20, 2016 PRINT | E-MAIL

March 20, 2016
Release # 20160320-02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SOUTHWEST ASIA In consultation with the Government of Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) has assigned a detachment of U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the support of Iraqi Security Force and Coalition ground operations.

The detachment from the 26th MEU will add to the Marines and Sailors currently in Iraq in support of the CJTF-OIR campaign to defeat Da'esh.

The 26th MEU is currently deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations - the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean.

For additional information, contact the CJTF-OIR Press Desk at CJTF-OIRmedia@mail.mil