View Full Version : US Evacuates $750 Million Baghdad Embassy

06-15-2014, 11:45 PM
Sunday, 15 Jun 2014 08:51 PM
By Newsmax Wires

The United States is beefing up security at its large, palatial embassy in Baghdad and will move workers from behind its massive blast walls and out of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. State Department said Sunday.

Expanded military support for security at the embassy will include fewer than 100 soldiers, a U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday. The enhanced security personnel will include Marines and other soldiers, a U.S. military official said on condition of anonymity.

A substantial number of the more than 5,500 embassy workers will be included in the evacuation, The New York Times reported (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/world/middleeast/embassy.html?hp).

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