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MASSIVE Protest Demands US Troops Leave Iraq

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  • 1 year ago
Hundreds of thousands gather in Baghdad demanding US forces leave. John Iadarola, Maz Jobrani, and Jayar Jackson, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial

Read more here: https://thehill.com/policy/international/middle-east-north-africa/479699-hundreds-of-thousands-gather-in-baghdad

“Massive crowds filled the streets of Baghdad on Friday, protesting the presence of American troops in the country.

The protest was organized by anti-American Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and was given legitimacy by Iraqi armed forces that have close ties to Iran, The New York Times reports. Al-Sadr called for a "million man march."

The protests come three weeks after President Trump authorized an airstrike in the country that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Iran retaliated against the U.S. a few days later, launching a missile strike at two military bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops.

The breach of Iraqi sovereignty and the subsequent heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran led Iraq's Parliament to pass a resolution calling for American troops to leave, though a specific timeline was not set.”

Hosts: John Iadarola, Maz Jobrani, Jayar Jackson

Cast: John Iadarola, Maz Jobrani, Jayar Jackson


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