US Marines Prepare for Deployment to American Embassy in Baghdad

 

US Marines were filmed preparing to be deployed to the US embassy in Baghdad on December 31, after pro-militia protesters besieged the diplomatic post.

Video taken by the US Marine Corps showed marines “assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command” preparing to fly from Kuwait to Iraq to reinforce American personnel at the compound within the Green Zone.

On December 31, protesters waving the flags of militia groups descended on the embassy, hurling objects and setting fire to portions of the exterior. Credit: US Marines Corps via Storyful

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Inside the US Embassy in Baghdad

 

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  1. When I was in Baghdad a US Embassy staff told me ‘we can hold out for months, we have our own well for water supply, we have supplies for months’. Well, it seems the gates were not as strong as they thought ….

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