01. The United States has sent [troops] into Yugoslavia in order to bring stability to the troubled region.
02. Nigeria has sent a force of 500 peace-keeping [troops] into the region.
03. There are reports of China massing its [troops] on the border with Vietnam.
04. Thousands of [troops] of enemy soldiers have been observed approaching the capital city.
05. A small [troop] of elderly tourists got off the bus, and lined up at the customs office.
06. U.N. [troops] have reported little activity in the area for the last two days.
07. The [troops] marched into the city square to the cheers of the townspeople.
08. Che Guevara was caught and killed by government [troops] while trying to start a revolution in Bolivia.
09. William Pitt the Elder once said, "If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign [troop] was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms, never, never, never!"
10. During the Crimean War, the British Army lost ten times more [troops] to illness than to battle wounds.
11. On January 31, 1968, North Vietnam attacked U.S. and South Vietnamese [troops], and reached the American Embassy in Saigon.
12. Argentine [troops] seized control of the British-held Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982.
13. On June 6, 1944, some 2,700 ships carrying 176,000 [troops] landed in Normandy, France, in the largest seaborne invasion in history.
14. In 1983, more than 300 American and French [troops] were killed by terrorist bombs in Lebanon.
15. Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata was ambushed and killed by government [troops] in April of 1919.
16. George II was the last British King to lead his [troops] into battle, in June of 1743.
17. In 1876, Sioux Indians killed General George Custer and 264 [troopers] at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
18. During the day, [troops] of baboons move around on the ground in search of food.
19. Sweden has many peace-keeping [troops] stationed in various trouble spots around the world.

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