Pentagon [File Photo]
Pentagon [File Photo]

US to withdraw troops from US-Mexico border

ANI | Updated: Dec 11, 2018 16:06 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 11 (ANI): Pentagon has decided to withdraw several hundred active military troops from the southern Mexico border.
Sputnik International quoted Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Rob Manning as saying, "Some units have completed their mission and they have already started to partially deploy. Other units have been identified to rotate home and will be returning home over the next several weeks."
Manning also stated that as many as 5,200 troops are presently deployed on the US-Mexico border.
Earlier, at least 5,900 troops were assigned for the border mission. The servicemen were deployed after the Department of Homeland Security officials started to get information about groups of individuals planning to enter into legal ports of entry in California by attempting to pass through the vehicle lane. (ANI)