Threat Level Raised For US Troops And Contractors In Iraq

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FOX News: Threat level raised for US troops in Iraq; American contractors put on high alert
Protection of coalition troops is the #1 priority, so taking force protection levels higher is wise and prudent'
EXCLUSIVE — The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve has raised the threat level for US service members in Iraq, while US contractors at Balad Air Base were put on high alert fearing a response to US airstrikes in Syria, two sources familiar with the move tell Fox News.
Increasing force protection posture may last several days and is considered a routine precaution given current conditions on the ground.
"Protection of coalition troops is the #1 priority, so taking force protection levels higher is wise and prudent," a source told Fox News.
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Update: US Officials Reportedly Raise Threat Level for Troops Stationed in Iraq After Recent Syria Strikes (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: Iranian-backed militias have always been a danger to coalition forces. But the bigger problem in Iraq right now is the growing unrest among its population against the central government …. Iraqi protests turn deadly after security forces open fire (DW).Original Article

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