US TO DE­PLOY 330 TROOPS IN NOR­WAY

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

OSLO: The United States will de­ploy over 300 troops in Nor­way, the Nor­we­gian govern­ment an­nounced Mon­day, in a move set to up­set neigh­bour­ing Rus­sia. The 330 marines, to be sta­tioned on ro­ta­tion around 1,000km from the Rus­sian bor­der, will be en­gaged in train­ing and ma­noeu­vres in al­most Arc­tic con­di­tions, the Nor­we­gian de­fence min­istry said. The an­nounce­ment comes against a back­drop of in­creas­ing ten­sions be­tween Rus­sia and the West over Ukraine and the con­flict in Syria, although Nor­way it­self en­joys good re­la­tions with its gi­ant neigh­bour. – AFP

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