BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq told their supporters to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday.
The crowd did not actually begin withdrawing, according to a Reuters witness.
The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) umbrella group made the call in response to the Iraqi government’s call for the protesters to disperse, it said in a statement.
(This story corrects typo in lead.)
Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein, writing by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Angus MacSwan