Monday, June 16, 2014
(Undated) -- The U.S. is using military troops to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and other diplomatic facilities in Baghdad. A U.S. official says the extra security at the embassy will include fewer than 100 soldiers. This comes as the Iraqi government tries to repel the advance of Islamist militants, who have already seized several Iraqi cities. Earlier Sunday, the State Department said it was moving some workers out of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to other diplomatic facilities in and around Iraq.