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Iraq’s Pro-Iran Hashed Orders Pullback From US Embassy

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Updated January 1, 2020
In this collage, American soldiers take their position as Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi military etwork attempt to break into the US embassy in the capital Baghdad. US EMBASSY IN IRAQ / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

 

 

Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi military force Wednesday ordered its supporters to end their sit-in at the US embassy compound in Baghdad, but hardliners pledged to stay put outside the mission.

“You delivered your message,” the Hashed said in a statement addressed to the crowds encircling the embassy since Tuesday in outrage over deadly American airstrikes on a pro-Iran Hashed faction at the weekend.

It called on supporters to regroup outside the high-security Green Zone where the mission is located, but a leading commander in Kataeb Hezbollah, the group targeted in the US raids, told AFP they would “remain” at the embassy.












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