By the Numbers: A Look at US Personnel in Iraq

Created: 08/08/2014 4:04 PM

U.S. personnel in Iraq, where the United States launched airstrikes to protect American personnel and assets threatened by Islamic extremists:
-Several hundred employees at a U.S. Consulate.
-35 U.S. military troops at the joint operations center, collecting and analyzing intelligence and advising the Iraqi forces.
-Approximately 5,000 employees at the U.S. Embassy.
-About 100 Marines and other personnel based at the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy.
-90 U.S. military members at the joint operations center, collecting intelligence and working with Iraqi forces.
-60 U.S. troops providing security and crisis response.
-11 troops conducting other duties.
-504 troops at the airport, including six military assessment teams, Apache helicopter crews, security forces and an anti-terrorism team.

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Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8.
Photo: AP/Khalid Mohammed

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