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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Planning for Possible Collapse of the…
The disruption of maintenance operations in 2014 increased the risk of the Mosul Dam collapsing. The Government of Iraq (GOI) is preparing to…

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…