Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (September 8, 2018) Location:   Baghdad, Basrah  Event:  The United States Mission in Iraq is restricting its movements during the month of Muharram, particularly around the commemoration of Ashura, on Tuesday, September 18 through Friday, September 21 due to expected road closures and unpredictable crowds. In addition, some protests ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (May 10, 2018) Location: Baghdad, Iraq Event: National elections will take place on Saturday, May 12. The U.S. Mission has received information of possible terrorist attacks against polling stations throughout Iraq, specifically in the Umm Al-Qura and Ghazaliya neighborhoods of Baghdad. The Embassy has temporarily curtailed movement ...
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Security Message: Protests in Iraq

U.S. Mission Iraq advises its citizens that protests in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region turned violent on December 18 and 19, leading to deaths and injuries.  Unrelated demonstrations have also recently occurred elsewhere throughout Iraq, including its southern provinces.  U.S. citizens are reminded that any peaceful protest has the potential to quickly escalate into violence. As ...
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Security Message: Expanded Temporary Movement Restriction

The U.S. Embassy is expanding its temporary movement restriction to include movements both inside and outside the international zone in response to the recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate measures to enhance ...
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Security Message: Threat Against Baghdad Mall

U.S. Mission Iraq has received credible threat information that the Baghdad Mall may be the target of a terrorist attack.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the Baghdad Mall. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate measures to enhance their personal security at all times when ...
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Security Message: Kirkuk Security Operations

U.S. Mission Iraq advises its citizens that the Government of Iraq launched security operations in the vicinity of Kirkuk City.  U.S. citizens located in these areas who are unable or unwilling to depart are advised to shelter in place. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate ...
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Security Message: Holiday Security Announcement

September 27, 2017 U.S. Embassy Baghdad warns U.S. citizens in Iraq of the possibility of crowds and possible road closures throughout the country during the Ashura holiday, especially in and around neighborhoods and cities hosting Shia shrines. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate measures to ...
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Security Message: Iraqi Kurdistan Region Referendum

U.S. Embassy Baghdad cautions U.S. citizens in Iraq that there may be unrest if the Kurdistan Regional government carries out an independence referendum on September 25.  U.S. Mission Iraq will temporarily limit personnel movements as a precautionary measure.  In particular, U.S. citizens should avoid travel into and within territories disputed between the Kurdish Regional Government ...
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