A look at US personnel in Iraq

In this Dec. 17, 2011 photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, attend a casing of the colors ceremony by handwritten names of soldiers at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Around 500 troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division ended their presence on Camp Adder, the last remaining American base, and departed in the final American military convoy out of Iraq, arriving into Kuwait in the early morning hours of Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Mario Tama, Pool)
In this Dec. 17, 2011 photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, attend a casing of the colors ceremony by handwritten names of soldiers at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Around 500 troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division ended their presence on Camp Adder, the last remaining American base, and departed in the final American military convoy out of Iraq, arriving into Kuwait in the early morning hours of Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Mario Tama, Pool)

(AP) – U.S. personnel in Iraq, where the United States launched airstrikes to protect American personnel and assets threatened by Islamic extremists:

IRBIL

–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.

BAGHDAD

–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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