ISIL declares the creation of an Islamic caliphate

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As the crisis in Iraq escalates, the U.S. is sending another 300 troops to beef up security in the country. The U.S. Pentagon says this will raise the total US troop presence in Iraq to about 750.
A number of U.S. embassy staff in Baghdad will be moved to consulates in the north and south of the country.
U.S. President Barack Obama has directed that 200 troops be sent in to reinforce security at the embassy and Baghdad International Airport.
CCTV’s Jim Spellman has more on the situation in Iraq.

ISIL declares the creation of an Islamic caliphate

ISIL declares the creation of an Islamic caliphate

As the crisis in Iraq escalates, the U.S. is sending another 300 troops to beef up security in the country. The U.S. Pentagon says this will raise the total US troop presence in Iraq to about 750. A number of U.S. embassy staff in Baghdad will be moved to consulates in the north and south of the country. U.S. President Barack Obama has directed that 200 troops be sent in to reinforce security at the embassy and Baghdad International Airport. CCTV's Jim Spellman has more on the situation in Iraq.