Hundreds of Iranian-backed activists stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday.
Iraqi security forces failed to stop the raid on the US Embassy.
The Iraqi protesters were carrying Hezbollah flags.
The US ambassador and personnel were evacuated.
U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in #Baghdad for their safety, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters denounce U.S. air strikes https://t.co/vLMPRnsRzX pic.twitter.com/ceKbSI0zGl
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 31, 2019
They’re in reception area. Smoke seen in other videos. Hezbollah refusing calls to leave vicinity: pic.twitter.com/Kz1rMuxxcy
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) December 31, 2019
President Trump says he will hold Iran responsible.
Iranian-backed militias are attacking the US embassy in Iraq.
The country Obama gave $1.6 billion in cash to.
— Stefan Molyneux, MA (@StefanMolyneux) December 31, 2019
They’re waving Hezbollah terrorist flags.
— Nihad Maneaa (@NManeaa) December 31, 2019