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Here’s the aftermath of the protest at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Middle East 07:27, 03-Jan-2020

Smoke rises from the reception room of the U.S. embassy that was burned by pro-Iranian militiamen and their supporters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. U.S. troops fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse pro-Iran protesters who were gathered outside the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad for a second day after pro-Iranian militiamen and their supporters had camped out overnight at the gates of the embassy. On Tuesday, dozens of the protesters had broken into the compound, trashing a reception area and smashing windows in one of the worst attacks on the embassy in recent memory. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

A picture shows the entrance leading to the U.S. embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 2, 2020, which was damaged the day before by Hashed supporters. – The U.S. embassy siege by pro-Iran protesters in Baghdad lasted just over a day, but analysts warn it could have lasting implications for Iraq’s complex security sector and diplomatic ties. On Tuesday, hundreds of Hashed supporters stormed the high-security Green Zone and besieged the U.S. embassy. The ease with which they breezed past U.S.-trained forces demonstrated the Hashed’s dominance in Iraq, said Harith Hasan, an expert at the Carnegie Middle East Center. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

A picture shows the entrance leading to the U.S. embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 2, 2020, which was damaged the day before by Hashed supporters. – The U.S. embassy siege by pro-Iran protesters in Baghdad lasted just over a day, but analysts warn it could have lasting implications for Iraq’s complex security sector and diplomatic ties. On Tuesday, hundreds of Hashed supporters stormed the high-security Green Zone and besieged the U.S. embassy. The ease with which they breezed past U.S.-trained forces demonstrated the Hashed’s dominance in Iraq, said Harith Hasan, an expert at the Carnegie Middle East Center. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Members of Iraq’s security forces stand guard in front of the U.S. embassy in the capital Baghdad, after an order from the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force to supporters to leave the compound on January 1, 2020. Thousands of Iraqi supporters of the largely Iranian-trained Hashed had encircled and vandalized the embassy compound yesterday, outraged by U.S. air strikes that killed 25 fighters of the military network over the weekend. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Pro-Iranian militiamen and their supporters are seen through a broken window of a burned checkpoint in front of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. U.S. troops fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse pro-Iran protesters who were gathered outside the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad for a second day as pro-Iranian militiamen and their supporters had camped out overnight at the gates of the embassy. On Tuesday, dozens of the protesters had broken into the compound, trashing a reception area and smashing windows in one of the worst attacks on the embassy in recent memory. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces stand guard in front of the U.S. embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 2, 2020. The U.S. embassy siege by pro-Iran protesters in Baghdad lasted just over a day, but analysts warn it could have lasting implications for Iraq’s complex security sector and diplomatic ties. On Tuesday, hundreds of Hashed supporters stormed the high-security Green Zone and besieged the U.S. embassy. The ease with which they breezed past U.S.-trained forces demonstrated the Hashed’s dominance in Iraq, said Harith Hasan, an expert at the Carnegie Middle East Center. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Smoke rises from the reception room of the U.S. embassy that was burned by pro-Iranian militiamen and their supporters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. U.S. troops fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse pro-Iran protesters who were gathered outside the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad for a second day after pro-Iranian militiamen and their supporters had camped out overnight at the gates of the embassy. On Tuesday, dozens of the protesters had broken into the compound, trashing a reception area and smashing windows in one of the worst attacks on the embassy in recent memory. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)Next

For two days, members and supporters of an Iranian-backed militia in Iraq protested outside of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after a deadly airstrike by the U.S. protesters torched the reception area and left graffiti outside on the walls.

The Pentagon sent U.S. troops to the region to restore calm around the embassy. The supporters eventually retreated.

Here are some images of the destruction caused during the assault.

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