The Biden administration is claiming that a video of a helicopter landing at the US embassy in Baghdad during a gun battle is misinformation.
The unrest began after cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced he was retiring from politicos after demanding new elections and parliament dissolution. As the city descended into fighting, it was ignored by the mainstream media claiming it was just protestors; however, gunshots were heard throughout the area as militias stormed government buildings.
If you click on the social media posts below, you can translate. Below the post, captions reads, “The walls of the Green Zone.”
However, the State Department announced that personnel was not evacuated.
State Dept says reports the US evacuated its Embassy in Baghdad are false.
From a State Department Spokesperson:
•These reports are false.
•As a matter of policy, we do not comment on matters involving internal security.