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Protesters stormed the United States embassy in Iraq on Tuesday morning in response to a U.S. airstrike that killed 24 fighters in an Iranian-backed militia.

Though none of the protesters or the fires they started infiltrated the main embassy buildings, they did penetrate the outer level of security before Iraqi security forces could secure the facility. Protesters have vowed to camp outside the embassy indefinitely.

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