[ti:Protesters in Iraq Attack US Embassy over Airstrikes][by:shang05.com][00:00.00]更多听力请访问shang05.com[00:00.04]A large group of protesters, angry over American airstrikes targeting an Iranian-supported militia,[00:09.52]attacked the outer edge of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday.[00:17.36]The protesters threw stones, set fires and damaged property and vehicles.[00:25.92]Security forces fired tear gas at the group in an effort to bring the situation under control.[00:36.36]American President Donald Trump blamed Iran for the attack. Writing on Twitter,[00:43.96]he said: "Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many.[00:50.44]We strongly responded, and always will.[00:55.12]Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.[01:02.20]They will be held fully responsible.[01:05.16]In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!"[01:16.28]The protesters were voicing anger over U.S. airstrikes that took place on Sunday killing at least 25 people.[01:28.72]U.S. officials said the strikes answered a rocket attack[01:34.16]on an Iraqi military base on Friday that killed a U.S. defense contract worker.[01:43.68]The raids targeted areas held by a militia group called Kataeb Hezbollah.[01:52.52]The group has ties to Iran, but is separate from the group Hezbollah in Lebanon.[02:01.52]The Iraqi government called the U.S. airstrikes a "flagrant violation" of Iraq's sovereignty.[02:11.76]The Associated Press reported that Iraqi security forces[02:17.68]made no effort to stop the protesters as they marched toward the embassy in the Green Zone.[02:26.72]The protesters, many of them in militia uniforms, shouted "Death to America."[02:35.04]They threw stones over the embassy walls and set fire to three trailers used by security guards outside the wall.[02:47.72]Others smashed the gates used by cars to enter the embassy[02:53.56]and came about 200 meters away from the main building.[02:59.40]A group of U.S. soldiers were seen on the roof of the main building,[03:04.96]pointing their guns at the protesters.[03:09.20]Hours after the violence started, about 30 Iraqi soldiers arrived near the embassy to help control the crowd.[03:21.72]The AP reported that the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq was traveling outside of the country before Tuesday's attack took place.[03:34.28]Some embassy staff left through a rear gate and others remained inside "safe" areas within the embassy.[03:46.08]By Tuesday evening, the protesters set up tents outside the embassy.[03:53.72]Yellow flags belonging to Iran-backed Shiite militias were flown and anti-U.S. graffiti painted on the wall.[04:05.44]A spokesman for Kataeb Hezbollah said the sit-in outside the embassy will continue[04:14.64]"until American troops leave Iraq and the embassy is closed."[04:22.24]More than 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Iraq to support local forces in the fight against the Islamic State.[04:35.56]I'm Mario Ritter Jr. 更多听力请访问shang05.com