People protest in Iraq against U.S. airstrikes on Syria

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Baghdad: Thousands of Iraqi citizens protested on Sunday in Baghdad against the aistrikes carried out against Syria on Saturday.,
Men and women staged a demonstration against the airstrikes launched by U.S., backed by Britain and France, against Syria.
The protesters raised Iraqi and Syrian flag in solidarity with Syrian people. They also chanted against the U.S. and its allies.

On Saturday, A prominent Iraqi Shia cleric called for a mass rally against the strikes on Syria, stressing that only the Iraqi and Syrian flags should be raised in the protest.

U.S., France and Britain launched airstrikes against several regions in Syria. The U.S. Secretary of Defense said launching more strikes will depend on the Syrian reaction.
The three attacking countries accused Assad of attacking the Douma suburb of Damascus with chemical agents, earlier this month.
This came after U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria, lambasting Russia for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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