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U.S. sending armed forces into Baghdad

Troops to secure embassy, Obama notifies Congress

Posted: June 17, 2014 at 3:26 a.m.

Iraqi federal police watch as Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons in northwest Baghdad’s Shula neighborhood on Monday.

The U.S. is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of special forces soldiers as Baghdad struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, although the White House insists that America will not be dragged into another war.

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