Near East > Iraq

International Non-Military Measures against ISIL
Military developments in Syria such as the recent Russian military intervention continue to generate widespread international attention as the Syrian…

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.

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…