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Iraqi militias start withdrawing from U.S. Embassy

Iraqi firemen extinguish a blaze at the gates of the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq January 1, 2020. DoD/Lt. Col. Adrian… DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE January 01, 2020 07:40pm IST

BAGHDAD – Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq began to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday, although some supporters remained.

By Wednesday afternoon many had left the embassy and started setting up a protest camp in front of a nearby hotel. A small group of protesters remained and said they would not leave till U.S. forces were expelled from Iraq.


Jan 1, 2020

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Angus MacSwanOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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