US Baghdad embassy attacked by protesters angry at air strikes

Posted on AllSides December 31st, 2019
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US Embassy, Baghdad, protests

Protesters angered by recent deadly US air strikes targeting an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia have attacked the US embassy compound in Baghdad.

US troops fired tear gas to disperse a crowd that breached the outer wall of the compound, which is in the capital's heavily fortified Green Zone.

A guard post on the street nearby was also set alight.

US President Donald Trump accused Iran of "orchestrating" the attack and said it would be "held fully responsible".

At least 25 fighters died when the US bombed bases associated with the Kataib...

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