Appropriate Force Protection Actions to Ensure Safety of Americans AH-64 Apaches Protect US Embassy in Baghdad

Hundreds of Iranian-backed terrorist stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday.

Iraqi security forces failed to stop the raid on the US Embassy. The Iraqi protesters were carrying Hezbollah flags.

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Iranian-Backed Militia Kataib Hezbollah STORMS US EMBASSY in Baghdad! 

Not following the stand down protocols of the Obama administration, Trump moved quickly to secure the facility, the Ambassador is set to return to the facility shortly.

AH-64 Apaches were deployed to protect the US Embassy in Baghdad.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said, “We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens…and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”

The Pentagon also announced that additional Marines will be sent in to protect the embassy.

Secretary Esper did not announce the exact amount of additional troops, but Business Insider reported that “around 100” more Marines will be sent to provide additional support and security.

 

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