Jul 1, 2014 5:39 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

Obama sending 300 more US troops to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. will soon have about 750 American troops in Iraq.

An additional 300 troops have been sent to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and to protect citizens in the area.

The State Department is also temporarily moving some of its embassy staff in Baghdad to U.S. consulates in the northern city of Irbil and the southern city of Basra.



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