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Iraqi Protesters Take Bodies of Raid Casualties to U.S. Embassy

Protesters gather at the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Dec. 31.

Protesters gather at the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Dec. 31.

Photographer: Murtadha Sudani/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Members of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia marched with the coffins of fighters killed in a U.S. raid near the American Embassy in Baghdad, where they and their backers staged an angry protest.

Live footage on Iraqi TV showed thousands of protesters gathered near the mission, some carrying the flags of Iraq and the Kataieb Hezbollah militia. Some chanted, “No, no to Israel. No, no to the U.S.”