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Iraq PM Asks Protesters To Leave US Embassy ‘Immediately’

Several thousand Iraqi protesters, waving nationwide flags and banners of the Hashed al-Shaabi exhibit outdoors the US embassy in Baghdad on December 31, 2019. AFP


Iraq’s caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi stated Tuesday that crowds that had stormed the US embassy in anger at lethal US air strikes ought to go away the compound “immediately.”

Demonstrators had breached the embassy partitions in protest on the Sunday strikes that killed at the very least 25 fighters from a hardline pro-Iran faction generally known as Kataeb Hezbollah.

“We recall that any aggression or harassment of foreign embassies will be firmly prohibited by the security forces,” Abdel Mahdi’s workplace stated a number of hours after the assault started.


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