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U.S. Troops Fire Tear Gas as Protesters Swarm Embassy in Iraq Again


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SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/world/middleeast/us-embassy-baghdad-iraq.html
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Once the Islamic State was largely demolished, however, the Iran-backed Iraqi militias turned their attention to constraining United States activities in Iraq, especially after America ratcheted up its sanctions against Iran.Mr. Khamenei said the United States was “taking revenge on the Popular Mobilization Forces for defeating ISIS,” a group that he claimed “the U.S. had created.”The militia that the United States struck on Sunday, Khataib Hezbollah, denied responsibility on Wednesday for the most confrontational demonstrators, although it had pushed for protests in front of the embassy.When asked why the protesters were climbing on the roof and setting fires anew, a spokesman for the group, Mohammed Muhi, said: “We can’t control those people and I think you heard me say over the loudspeakers: ‘Don’t go deeply, don’t burn.’ Our message is to stay here and have a sit-in, but they didn’t listen to me, so what can I do?”There are about 30 groups within the Popular Mobilization Forces, each answering to different leaders who do not always agree with each other.

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