DECEMBER 9, 2022
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US gets personnel out of Iraq, warns citizens not to visit

US gets personnel out of Iraq, warns citizens not to visit

The US State Department on Sunday ordered the departure of all non-emergency embassy personnel and their families from its Baghdad and Erbil embassies in Iraq, "due to increased security threats against US personnel and interests."

The State Department also issued a travel advisory to US citizens, warning them not to go to the Middle Eastern country. "Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, civil unrest, and Mission Iraq's limited capacity to provide support to US citizens," read the advisory.

The statements come as attacks against US forces have spiked in the wake of a widening conflict between  Hamas and the Israeli Regime military.

The State Department cautioned that anti-American militias, "threaten US citizens and international companies" across Iraq.

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