Protests in front of the US embassy in Baghdad entered their second day on Wednesday, with reports emerging of US troops firing tear gas against protesters.

Footage shows Iraqi security forces in front of the compound.

According to reports, troops stationed at the US embassy fired tear gas early on Wednesday, attempting to disperse protesters who spent the night outside the embassy compound.

On Tuesday, protesters angry about US air strikes on the Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia in Iraq and Syria managed to storm the building and set parts of the premises ablaze.

The Pentagon said that about 750 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division would be sent to the Middle East and that additional troops could be deployed over the coming days.

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