US embassy protesters in Iraq ‘told to withdraw’

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

Iraq’s military said pro-Iran paramilitary groups have withdrawn from outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, a day after a mob attacked the compound, prompting U.S. authorities to deploy hundreds more troops to the region.

The January 1 statement by Iraq’s military command followed a call earlier in the day from the Popular Mobilization Forces umbrella group for its supporters to withdraw from the compound.
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