U.S. sending more troops to Iraq

June 30, 2014 12:38 PM

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U.S. sending more troops to Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- The United States is increasing its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday.

The new troops will provide security for the U.S. Embassy, the Baghdad airport and other facilities in Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

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