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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, January 23, 2020

Location:  Baghdad Event:  Anti-U.S. demonstrations are expected to take place in central Baghdad on Friday, January 24, 2020.  U.S. citizens may see a heavy security presence and road closures are likely.  Public consular operations in Baghdad remain suspended.  U.S. citizens should not approach the Embassy.  The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil is open for visa ...
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IRAQ: Travel Advisory Remains Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Iraq on January 11, 2020.  The Department continues to advise travelers not to travel to Iraq.  This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on January 3, 2020.   The full text of the new Travel Advisory is as follows: Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, ...
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The U.S. Continued Partnership with Iraq

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 10, 2020 America is a force for good in the Middle East. Our military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against ISIS and as the Secretary has said, we are committed to protecting Americans, Iraqis, and our coalition partners. We have been unambiguous regarding how crucial ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, January 3, 2020

Location:  Iraq Event:  Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the U.S. Embassy urges American citizens to heed the January 2020 Travel Advisory and depart Iraq immediately.  U.S. citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land.  Due to Iranian-backed militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all public consular operations ...
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