The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad beefs up security

MGN Online
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 9:05am

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Bolsters security as Islamist insurgents overrun parts of Iraq.

The Pentagon confirms the U.S. military is providing increased assistance at diplomatic facilities in Iraq's capital. The move comes after a request form the State Department, that according to Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby.

Some embassy personnel are also temporarily relocating to other locations as the violence moves closer to Baghdad. The attacking militants are part of the group known as Isis, an Al Qaeda splinter group. It's trying to establish an Islamic State in the region that would stretch from Iraq into Northern Syria.


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