Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

- The airstrikes carried out by the US in Iraq has caused a violent demonstration

- Some demonstrators protesting the airstrikes were seen making attempts to storm the US embassy in Iraq by scaling the walls and smashing the windows

- The US airstrikes, which were targetted at the facilities controlled by a militia group in Iraq and Syria, claimed at least 25 lives and left about 51 wounded

The American airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia group, Kataib Hezbollah, in Iraq on Sunday, December 29, have led to a violent demonstration.

CNN reports that some protesters on Tuesday, December 31, made attempts to storm the United States embassy in Baghdad.

The protesters were seen scaling the walls and forcing the gates of the embassy's compound.

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

Iraqi protesters gather outside the main gate of the US Embassy. Credit: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters
Source: UGC

They were also seen smashing the windows of the embassy and burning items outside its walls.

Among the protesters who marched through the Iraqi capital were members of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units, a coalition of predominantly Shiite militias.

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The US airstrikes, which were targetted at the facilities controlled by the militia group in Iraq and Syria, claimed at least 25 lives and left about 51 wounded.

The US authorities reportedly said airstrikes were carried out to retaliate the attacks by the militia group which injured numerous American military personnel.

The Iraqi government, however, expressed displeasure at the airstrikes, warning that the development may affect its relations with the US.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Iran had unveiled what it described as three new precision-guided missiles on Tuesday, August 6.

The unveiling of the weapons came after President Hassan Rouhani warned of the 'mother of all wars' if the if tensions in the Gulf spilt over into conflict.

Iran's defence minister, Brigadier-General Amir Hatami, said the missiles were unveiled to prove Iran"will not hesitate for a moment to defend [itself]" as he viewed the weapons in front of TV cameras.

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