US deploys 750 troops to Iraq after Baghdad embassy attack

The United States said on Tuesday it was sending additional troops to the Middle East, after protesters stormed its embassy compound in Iraq, setting fires and chanting: “Death to America!”

Angered by US air raids that killed two dozen paramilitary fighters on Sunday, hundreds of men spilled through checkpoints in the high-security Green Zone on Tuesday, demanding the removal of American troops from Iraq.

Reacting to the attack, US President Donald Trump said he held Tehran “fully responsible” for the incident, and said the protesters “will be held fully responsible”, he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

“In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”

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