US embassy to send extra troops to its Iraq embassy
Security increased after perimeter of Baghdad embassy is breached.
The United States is sending extra troops to protect its embassy in Baghdad after Iranian-backed protestors forced themselves though its outer perimeter on Tuesday. Members of Kataib Hezbollah breached the embassy grounds following US military action over the weekend, which killed at least 25 of the group’s fighters.
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(Picture: Iraqi protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on 31st December 2019. Credit: Murtadha Sudani/Anadolu Agency /Getty Images)