Washington reveals the departure of its non-essential employees from Iraq

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Washington reveals the departure of its non-essential employees from Iraq

The US State Department issued a statement on Friday, ordering non-essential personnel to evacuate from the US embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Erbil.

The evacuation order was issued due to the escalating tension in the region and the increasing security threats that were affecting the US crews and interests.

The US diplomatic mission in Iraq includes non-essential employees and their family members.

The statement urged Americans not to travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, and the limited ability of the US mission to assist citizens during conflicts and uprisings.

The Foreign Ministry issued an updated warning to travelers.

The American “Ain al-Assad” facility in western Iraq was the target of a drone attack on Saturday by the Islamic Resistance in Iraq.

The attack happened as the Islamic resistance posed a threat to the United States’ interests in Iraq. This occurred against the backdrop of Washington’s support for Israel in the war with Hamas, which has resulted in the loss of thousands of Palestinian lives.