The compound has been evacuated after supporters of an Iranian-backed militia descended on it Tuesday, angry about an American airstrike this weekend that killed 25 members of the Kataeb Hezbollah. Reporters on the scene detailed rock-throwing protesters and chants of "No, no, America!" and "No, no, Trump!" The militia vowed retaliation for Sunday's strike, which itself was a response to what Washington says was the killing of an American contractor in a recent Kataeb Hezbollah rocket attack.
Why does it matter? The flare-up is the latest potential flashpoint in relations between the U.S. and Iran — and exacerbates Iraq's already precarious political situation.