Thousands of Marines with 26th MEU end exercise, head to Mediterranean Sea amid rising Middle East tensions
from Marine Corps Times
The U.S. has ended a planned exercise with the Moroccan military to send roughly 2,500 Marines into the Mediterranean Sea as tensions between the U.S. and Iran rise, a defense official confirmed on background to Marine Corps Times. The risk of a new conflict between the U.S. and Iran increases in the fragile region, many experts say, after the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the revered leader of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force.
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