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Iraq Is Angered By U.S. Drones Patrolling Its Skies

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Supporters of Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf hold placards as they shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Islamabad on January 27, 2012, against US drone attacks in the Pakistani tribal region. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf hold placards as they shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Islamabad on January 27, 2012, against US drone attacks in the Pakistani tribal region. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

A month after the last American troops left Iraq, the State Department is operating a small fleet of surveillance drones here to help protect the United States Embassy and consulates, as well as American personnel. Some senior Iraqi officials expressed outrage at the program, saying the unarmed aircraft are an affront to Iraqi sovereignty.

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