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Attack on U.S. Consulate Erbil
A vehicle borne explosive device (VBEID) detonated outside the U.S. Consulate in Erbil’s Ankawa neighborhood during the later afternoon hours of…

Identifying Power Vacuums: A Look at Iraq and Libya (2014 OSAC Annual Briefing Whitepaper)
During the summer of 2014, power vacuums across the Middle East and North Africa gave way to internal conflicts and insecurity, escalating risks to…

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Presentation
In June 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gained significant territory in central and northwest Iraq. This presentation features…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Militants Watching Foreign Businesses…
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has received information indicating that a militant group was conducting surveillance activities in late May against…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Int'l School Terror Threat
A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Continued Danger Posed by Extremists…
In light of the continued danger posed by extremists operating in Iraq, we wish to reiterate our standing warning of potential threats against U.S.…