Iraqis in Baghdad Protest Against U.S. Strikes on Syria

Published April 17th, 2018 - 10:39 GMT

Hundreds of Iraqi citizens protested Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the Tahir region in central Baghdad against the airstrikes launched by U.S. Britain and France against Syria. Protesters raised Iraqi and Syrian flag in solidarity, chanting slogans against the U.S. and its allies.

Saad al-Hadithi, spokesperson for the Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, was quoted last week by Iraqi.News.com as saying Iraqi troops at the northern borders of Iraq have been on high alert to confront any attacks that could come from Syria.

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Protestors assemble on April 15 in Bagdad’s Tahir Region to denounce strikes of U.S., Britain and France against Syria. Iraqi and Syria flags are prominently hoisted Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP

Protestors assemble on April 15 in Bagdad’s Tahir Region to denounce strikes of U.S., Britain and France against Syria. Iraqi and Syria flags are prominently hoisted Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP

Men and women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 combine a show of unity against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Men and women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 combine a show of unity against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Show of unity: Both

Show of unity, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Angry men take to Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 chanting against the western military strikes on Syria AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Angry men take to Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 chanting against the western military strikes on Syria AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Two protestors display Syrian and Iraqi flags down Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Two protestors display Syrian and Iraqi flags down Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Protestors assemble on April 15 in Bagdad’s Tahir Region to denounce strikes of U.S., Britain and France against Syria. Iraqi and Syria flags are prominently hoisted Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP
Men and women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 combine a show of unity against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Show of unity: Both
Women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Angry men take to Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 chanting against the western military strikes on Syria AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Two protestors display Syrian and Iraqi flags down Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Protestors assemble on April 15 in Bagdad’s Tahir Region to denounce strikes of U.S., Britain and France against Syria. Iraqi and Syria flags are prominently hoisted Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP
Protestors assemble on April 15 in Bagdad’s Tahir Region to denounce strikes of U.S., Britain and France against Syria. Iraqi and Syria flags are prominently hoisted Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP
Men and women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 combine a show of unity against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Men and women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 combine a show of unity against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Show of unity: Both
Show of unity, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Women protestors in Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 against western military strikes on Syria for the alleged chemical attacks on Douma, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Angry men take to Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 chanting against the western military strikes on Syria AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Angry men take to Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017 chanting against the western military strikes on Syria AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Two protestors display Syrian and Iraqi flags down Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
Two protestors display Syrian and Iraqi flags down Baghdad’s Tahir Region on April 15, 2017, AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP