Newspaper reveals the presence of 700 Ugandans in Iraq to protect the American embassy and facilities
13:44 - 07/01/2020
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The Ugandan newspaper, "The Citizen," revealed on Tuesday that the Ugandan government has placed 700 members of the Ugandan citizens in the embassy and other American facilities in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
"The Ugandan guards at the US embassy in Baghdad were not injured during the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad last week," the newspaper quoted, in a report translated by the Information Agency, from the Ministry of Labor and Social Progress, which oversees recruitment agencies for foreign workers, as saying in a statement.
The statement read by ministry spokesman Frank Mugabe added that "the government is in contact with the company (SOK - USA) that uses the guards", noting that "the current crew did not participate in any combat operations, and therefore there were no recorded cases of injury or killing resulting About the protests in front of the American embassy in Baghdad.
"However, there appear to be reports of some guards being injured after a video was posted on the social networking site Twitter, showing Ugandan guards heavily armed and taking up positions at the embassy entrance as angry protesters tore down the outer wall of the US embassy.
The report indicated that "the attack on the embassy came in the wake of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force in an air strike," while the newspaper did not mention the distribution of those guards or their whereabouts in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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