Obama to send approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq

September 3, 2014 4:21 AM

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Obama to send approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq

President Obama announced Tuesday he is sending approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq to protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and workers in Baghdad.

The White House said in a press release that the personnel will not serve a combat role, and are fulfilling a request from the State Department for more protection as the country fights an insurgency from the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

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