Tensions between Washington and Baghdad escalated after the American military carried out airstrikes targeting five facilities of the Kata’ib Hezbollah Shia militia group in Syria and Iraq.
#BREAKING: Thousands of Iraqis mostly #IRGC backed #PMU members are now protesting in front of #US Embassy in #GreenZone,#Baghdad. They have set its wall & entrance on fire & are trying to enter its building. If they enter the building, #Iraq Special Forces will open fire at them pic.twitter.com/4jrMBAxN2K— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) December 31, 2019
Numerous Iraqi citizens have gathered outside the US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone, protesting against the latest airstrikes by the American military in the country.
According to reports, Iraqis, who earlier attended the funerals of those killed in the military strikes, are burning American flags and shouting “Down, down, USA” and “Death to America”.
Sunday’s airstrikes have reportedly killed 25 militia members and left 51 others injured. The operation was a response to an attack on a US base near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, however, no group claimed responsibility for the assault.
#Iraqi & #US Special Forces are in the main building of #US Embassy in #Baghdad now. They will open fire at any #IRGC terrorist (disguised as protester) if he tries to enter the building. pic.twitter.com/gloqCAU9bT— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) December 31, 2019
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