US military to send significantly more troops to Saudi Arabia

In a photo taken on July 18, 2019, US Marine Corps General Kenneth McKenzie Jr (7th from left) and Lieutenant General Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (6th from left), commander of the Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen, are pictured during a vi
In a photo taken on July 18, 2019, US Marine Corps General Kenneth McKenzie Jr (7th from left) and Lieutenant General Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (6th from left), commander of the Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen, are pictured during a visit to a military base in al-Kharj in central Saudi Arabia.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States is planning to send a large number of additional forces to Saudi Arabia following the Sept 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday (Oct 11).

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request to comment. The sources did not specify exactly how many troops would be deployed but said it was expected to be in the thousands.