US Embassy in Iraq under attack as protesters storm building – US soldiers under siege

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Hundreds of Iraqi mourners attempted to set the US Embassy in Baghdad on fire as they broke in following the deadly American air strikes. The mourners held funerals for those killed in an area of the Iraqi capital, after which they marched on to the heavily fortified Green Zone until they reached the sprawling US embassy there. Journalists on the scene saw the chanting crowd try to storm the embassy. The US ambassador and other staff have been evacuated from the Embassy.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw flames rising from inside the compound and at least three US soldiers on the roof of the embassy.

It is not clear what caused a fire at the reception area near the car park of the compound.

A man on a loudspeaker urged protesters not to enter the compound, saying: “The message was delivered.”

READ MORE: US bombs Iraq and Syria in biggest airstrike for a decade

The US military carried out air strikes on Sunday against the Kataib Hezbollah militia in response to the killing of a

US civilian contractor in a Friday rocket attack on an Iraqi military base, officials said.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned the US air strikes on bases of Iranian-backed Iraqi militia.

The US strikes could pull Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran.


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