US Marines landed at the American embassy in Baghdad on December 31, after a day of violent protests carried out by supporters of pro-Iranian militias.
The Pentagon released night vision footage of the marines being dropped off at the embassy by several MV-22 Ospreys. Earlier, the military released footage of marines preparing to deploy from Kuwait.
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