/Photos show aftermath of violent attack on US embassy in Iraq – Business Insider

Photos show aftermath of violent attack on US embassy in Iraq – Business Insider


  • Thousands of violent protesters believed to be Iran-backed Iraqi militia members and their supporters attacked the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday.
  • By Wednesday, the situation had improved, with most of the protesters retreating from the immediate area, but significant damage had already been done.
  • These photos from the day after the protests show the destruction and devastation in the wake of the assault.
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Swarms of violent protesters, apparent supporters of the Iran-backed Iraqi militias targeted by recent US airstrikes, stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday.

Protesters and militia fighters attack a reception room of the U.S. Embassy, during a protest to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi (paramilitary forces), in Baghdad, Iraq December 31, 2019.

Protesters on December 31.
REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily


These photos taken Wednesday show clearly the damage caused by the attack on this diplomatic outpost.

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