US Embassy attack boosts US-Iran tensions

Dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday, angered over deadly U.S. airstrikes targeting the Iran-backed militia. (Dec. 31)

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Protesters in Iraq attack US Embassy

Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire. This follows deadly U.S. airstrikes this week that killed 25 fighters of an Iran-backed militia in Iraq. (Dec. 31)

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Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran’s Najaf consulate | AFP

Protesters set fire night to Iran’s consulate in the southern Iraqi Shiite holy city of Najaf, two months into the country’s most serious social crisis in decades. IMAGES

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Iraqi Cleric al-Sadr Votes On Election Day

Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Saturday cast his vote in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group (IS). (May 12)

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Clashes Continue as Frontline Tension Escalates: The Battle for Iraq (Dispatch 4)

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As the Kurds move further into Iraq’s disputed territories, not everyone is thrilled. In towns closer to Baghdad with higher Arab populations, like Jalawla and Sadiya, they have encountered fierce resistance from militant Sunni groups. While Kurdish peshmerga forces have been welcomed in many areas, they’ve needed to fight to enter others.

In our fourth dispatch amid the escalating crisis in Iraq, VICE News embedded with the peshmerga as they struggle to maintain control over their land, as tension in Iraq heightens between its main ethnic and religious factions.

We also spoke with a Sunni tribal leader in Kirkuk about the recent Kurdish takeover and the strategic importance of the city, and with Kurdish soldiers about why they volunteered to fight — and how they are successfully fending off advances from ISIS and the Iraqi Shiite military nearby.

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