Near East > Iraq

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

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Erbil (Iraq); Credible Threat to Erbil City
The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil would like to notify U.S. citizens of credible threat reporting specific to public places in Erbil, Iraq. As a…

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: 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…