US readies 4,000 troops for Ebola mission

October 3, 2014 11:40 PM

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US readies 4,000 troops for Ebola mission

WASHINGTON: The US military expects to increase the number of troops deployed to Liberia to fight the Ebola outbreak to nearly 4,000, up from a planned 3,000-strong force, the Pentagon said on Friday.

About 200 soldiers are already in Liberia setting up a headquarters for the US mission, which is aimed at training health care workers and setting up medical facilities for international aid teams.

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