U.S. To Send 275 Soldiers To Iraq

Photo courtesy: CBS News.

Photo courtesy: CBS News.

CNN - The United States is sending about 275 military personnel to Iraq to support its Embassy in Baghdad, the White House said in a notification to Congress.

They will help the State Department in connection with efforts to temporarily relocate some embassy staffers to consulates in Basra and Erbil as well as to a support group in Jordan.

The embassy remains open and a “substantial majority” of its presence in Iraq will remain in place, the White House said.