​Navy Ships Persian Gulf Assignment To Protect Americans In Iraq

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June 16, 2021

Navy ships have been ordered to the Persian Gulf to fight against Islamic insurgents and to provide assistance to Iraq. However, the ships come with strict military plans by President Barack Obama.

On June 16, dBTechno reported that the President also dispatched the USS George H.W. Bush battleship. “This is along with the USS Philippine, a guided-missile cruiser, and the USS Truxtun, a guided missile destroyer,” the site said. As per the Pentagon, these naval ships will protect the lives of Americans in Iraq should they be threatened.

The ships, which carried Tomahawk missiles that could reach Iraq, were expected to complete their move into the Persian Gulf by the end of the day. The Bush’s fighter jets also could easily reach to Iraq.

Islamic militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, have captured large swaths of territory north of Baghdad. Their advance on the capital was sending food prices dramatically higher and prompting tighter security in the city of 7 million people.

In a phone call Saturday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Secretary of State John Kerry said U.S. assistance “would only be successful if Iraqi leaders were willing to put aside differences and implement a coordinated and effective approach to forge the national unity necessary to move the country forward and confront the threat of ISIL,” according to a statement by the State Department.

Meanwhile, at least 15 people were killed and more than two-dozen were injured in explosions in Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi police and hospital officials told the Associated Press. A U.S. military official confirmed to NBC News that “fewer than 100″ Department of Defense personnel will bolster security at U.S. diplomatic facilities in Baghdad.