Baghdad Bodyguard: US Troops In Iraq To Receive Apache Helicopters, Drones – 3 July 2014

RT logoUS troops and advisors in Iraq with get Apache attack helicopters and spy drones to provide security for US embassy diplomats and staff as Iraq forces battle Sunni extremists linked to Al-Qaeda, according to Pentagon officials.

The transfer of Apache attack helicopters comes after President Barack Obama on Monday ordered 300 additional troops to Baghdad, where the United States operates the world’s largest embassy, a sprawling 4.7 million-square-foot complex that employs 15,000 people.

The Pentagon, which also delivered unmanned Shadow drones, is looking to secure Washington’s diplomatic presence amid a mounting challenge from militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently rebranded to the Islamic State.

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