#Breaking Official: US beefing(#MissionCreep) up protection for #Sinai peacekeepers #ISIS #OpIsis – Stripes



“WASHINGTON — The U.S. is sending dozens of additional troops and support equipment to improve protection for U.S. peacekeepers in the northern Sinai Peninsula in the aftermath of a roadside bomb attack last week that wounded four U.S. soldiers, defense officials said Wednesday.

The officials said at least 75 additional troops are being deployed, including a light-infantry platoon and a surgical team, as well as surveillance equipment and other assets designed to beef up the peacekeepers’ self-protection.

The officials were not authorized to discuss the details publicly and so spoke on condition of anonymity. They said plans for additional security measures were in the works before last week’s attack, reflecting growing U.S. concern about security for U.S. members of what is formally known as the Multinational Force and Observers”

Source: Official: US beefing up protection for Sinai peacekeepers – Middle East – Stripes