Iraqi militias start withdrawing from U.S. Embassy

Iraqi militias start withdrawing from U.S. Embassy

 Iraqi security forces stand guard as smoke rises from the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. AP

Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq began to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday, although some supporters remained.

By Wednesday afternoon many had left the embassy and started setting up a protest camp in front of a nearby hotel. A small group of protesters remained and said they would not leave till U.S. forces were expelled from Iraq.

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