#Update: Just in – Video of the sounds of explosions of the stun grenades being thrown by #US soldiers of the roof, towards #Hezbollah protestors inside the US embassy compound in #Baghdad #Iraq. pic.twitter.com/kLeL88Lkec— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) December 31, 2019
#Breaking: Just in – Reports that #Hezbollah supporters are burning the back wall outside the #US embassy in #Baghdad‘s green zone in #Iraq, and are willing to storm inside the building to destroy everything inside. pic.twitter.com/LbFpURqTjX— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) December 31, 2019
مو على أساس حماية الممتلكات العامة والخاصة والبعثات الدبلوماسية والسفارات خط أحمر لو شنو بالضبط🤔🙄😬 pic.twitter.com/mYSEromfIo— رسل الخفاجي (@ra771444) December 31, 2019
#Breaking: Video of the #Hezbollah supporters now sitting just outside the #US embassy building in #Baghdad‘s green zone in #Iraq, after they smashed their way inside the compound perimeter. pic.twitter.com/0aSw5avrEN— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) December 31, 2019
#Breaking: Just in – Iraqi security officers shot tear gas inside the #US embassy building compound perimeter, trying to push back the #Hezbollah supporters off the Embassy. #Baghdad #Iraq pic.twitter.com/xUi5AFoDz5— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) December 31, 2019
#Update: There are still some several #US embassy military guards inside the building, this is totally incompetent of the US willing to risk the lives of US soldiers in #Baghdad in #Iraq. pic.twitter.com/aopVrlYefR— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) December 31, 2019
BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire, angered over deadly U.S. airstrikes targeting the Iran-backed militia.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw flames rising from inside the compound and at least three U.S. soldiers on the roof of the main embassy building. There was a fire at the reception area near the parking lot of the compound but it was unclear what had caused it. A man on a loudspeaker urged the mob not to enter the compound, saying: “The message was delivered.”