Protesters set fire to Iran consulate in Najaf – Iraq
01 December 2019 | 11:07 am
Protesters have stormed the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi city of Najaf and set fire to the entire building, authorities said. Police reportedly fired live rounds into the crowd but failed to prevent the breach.
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