ISIS threat: Obama orders more troops to Baghdad protect U.S. embassy

September 3, 2014 4:42 PM

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ISIS threat: Obama orders more troops to Baghdad protect U.S. embassy

The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.

President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for protection of American personnel following a request by the State Department and a review and recommendation by the Defense Department, the White House said in a statement.

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