The US carried out a number of air strikes against Hezbollah al-Qataib targets in Iraq, leading to mass protests, and attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad. Some of the embassy personnel was evacuated, but many were not. Crows set up a blockade, and an encampment. De-escalation came in the form of Iraqi security forces securing the area immediately around the embassy. Осада посольства США в Багдаде США нанесли авиаудары по иранским прокси в Ираке Штурм посольства США в Багдаде Wall Error In the meantime a rocket attack targetted the Baghdad airport, and allegedly a car carrying ranking Iranian military personnel was hit by a UAV strike. There is also unconfirmed information on the US taking prisoner two Iraqi politicians. Обстрел аэропорта Багдада. Убит Кассем Сулеймани Wall The situation is extremely tenuous, and allegedly Qaseim Soleimani was killed the UAV strike against the car. If this turns out to be true, the situation could deteriorate drastically. Even more so, if it turns out that the US has really taken Iraqi politicians as prisoners, the US position in Iraq would become highly questionable. On the flip side if the protesters are pushed back, and substantial portions of the Iraqi government are siding with the US, this could represent a serious push against Iranian influence in Iraq, albeit through questionable means.