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America deploys 750 troops after embassy attack in Baghdad

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

01st Jan, 2020. 06:21 pm
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The United States has deploy about 750 troops to the Middle East in a response of its embassy attack in capital of Iraq, Baghdad.

According to details, Pentagon Chief and US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper  said in a series of tweets “Approximately 750 soldiers will deploy to the region immediately & additional forces from the IRF are prepared to deploy over the next several days.”

Mark Esper further said “This deployment is an appropriate and precautionary action taken in response to increased threat levels against U.S. personnel and facilities, such as we witnessed in Baghdad today.”

The United States will protect our people and interests anywhere they are found around the world, he added.

Yesterday, protesters attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Iraq’s capital Baghdad to express their ire over American airstrikes that killed 24 members of Iraqi militia over the weekend.

Protesters set on fire the outside fence of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad after 100 of them gathered near the embassy’s external gate in the Green zone.

The thousands of protesters were chanting “Death to America!” while demonstration outside the embassy compound, throwing rocks, shattering surveillance cameras, covering the walls with graffiti and demanding that the U.S. withdraw its forces from Iraq.

Iraq Interior Ministry official stated that Iraqi security forces used tear gas in an effort to disperse protesters.

U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran after demonstrators breached the compound’s outer wall and lit fires. Tensions are high after American airstrikes killed 24 members of an Iraqi militia.

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