Threat Level Raised for US Troops in Iraq, American Contractors Placed on High Alert

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(FOX NEWS) – The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve has raised the threat level for US service members in Iraq, while US contractors at Balad Air Base were put on high alert fearing a response to US airstrikes in Syria, two sources familiar with the move tell Fox News.

Increasing force protection posture may last several days and is considered a routine precaution given current conditions on the ground.

“Protection of coalition troops is the #1 priority, so taking force protection levels higher is wise and prudent,” a source told Fox News.

At Balad Air Base, a separate decision was made by Sallyport Global, a company that fulfills US government contracts, to put American contractors on high alert, a person familiar said.

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