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OSAC Benchmarking Survey: Mosul Dam Contingency Planning
In light of the State Department's recent Iraq Travel Warning update adding the Mosul Dam as another security concern in the region, OSAC is…

Mustard Agent Likely Used in ISIL Attack
Early tests show that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) used chemical agents during an attack on Kurdish Peshmerga forces on August 11…

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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Changes to Baghdad International Zone
Beginning October 1, passenger cars will be allowed to transit the International Zone (IZ) in Baghdad.

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…