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US embassy attack: Protesters withdraw after standoff in Iraq

Protesters who have been demonstrating outside the US embassy in Iraq have withdrawn.

TAS News Service
Jan 2, 2020 4:17 pm

Baghdad: Protesters who have been demonstrating outside the US embassy in Iraq for second day have withdrawn from the area after a tense standoff, according to a report in the BBC.

On Tuesday, dozens of protesters broke into the US embassy compound in Baghdad, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area.

Clashes continued on Wednesday as demonstrators hurled stones while US forces fired tear gas.

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