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Iraqi Protesters Storm US Embassy Following Deadly Airstrikes

Following this week’s deadly US airstrikes which were allegedly targetting Kataib Hezbollah fighters Iraqi’s have stormed the US Embassy compound in Baghdad.

The Independent reports:

US embassy staff and the US ambassador in Baghdad have been evacuated, according to two unnamed Iraqi Foreign Ministry officials cited by Reuters, as hundreds of Iraqi protesters swam the embassy compound.Iraqi supporters of a powerful Iranian-backed militia were attacking the outside of the fortified zone that surrounds the US embassy compound in Baghdad, protesting against American air strikes that killed 25 fighters from the group, news agencies reported. 

The US airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah, killed 25 militia members and injured 50 more.

We’ll update this story has it progresses – stay tuned!

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