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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…

ISIL Threat in Iraqi Kurdistan Region
On August 10, the U.S. Department of State issued a new Travel Warning for Iraq, warning against all but essential travel to Iraq. The Travel Warning…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Erbil (Iraq), Temporary Consulate Closure to the…
As a result of an explosion on April 17, 2015 in the Ankawa neighborhood in Erbil, and the security presence in the immediate area, Consulate General…

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.…