US sends troops to Iraq; PH deploys team to repatriate Pinoy workers

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

June 17, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Obama government has now sent close to 300 armed U.S. troops in and around Iraq to help secure US assets there.

The armed American forces will provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

President Barack Obama met with the White House National Security Council late Monday to discuss the situation in Iraq.

Militants from the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” have taken control of several cities north of Baghdad as they attempt to advance on the capital city.

The Pentagon is moving more firepower and manpower into the region to prepare for whatever action President Obama chooses to take to assist the Iraqi government.

Meantime, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says it has deployed a rapid response team to Iraq to help in the repatriation efforts of about 6,000 Filipinos who work and live there.

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  • Mario
    19 June 2014 at 3:21 am - Reply

    China built Iraq gasoline refineries, Russia,France,England,Italy, owned huge interest on Iraq oil fields. These countries got the best air force and foreign legion troops, why America with no Oil interest in Iraq, will be involved to bomb and attack the rebels at American taxpayers money. Why not them.

  • victor
    21 June 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I say let them duke it out and deal with the survivor later.These 2 muslim group haven’t learned from Europe’s past 30 years religious war including the Black Plague that took out nearly 60% of the population of Europe at that time such that the survivors have no more strength to fight so both sides sue for peace respecting each side of religious freedom.
    Yes let those who have interest in Iraq fight do the dirty work for US.They got their contract with American blood and money