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Iraq: Protestors attack US Embassy in Iraq

1st JANUARY 2020(WEBDESK):

Hundreds of pro-Iran protesters surrounded the United States embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday to demand an end to US “intervention” in the country.

A large group of protesters in Iran attacked the outer edge of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday over American airstrikes targeting an Iranian-supported militia.

The protesters were pumped and threw stones, set fires and damaged property and vehicles. Security forces fired tear gas at the group in an effort to bring the situation under control.Within hours, dozens had broken into the embassy compound after smashing a main door and setting fire to the reception area, according to witnesses.

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American President Donald Trump blamed Iran for the attack. Writing on Twitter, he said: “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”

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