U. S embassy asks citizens to leave Iraq immediately

US embassy in Baghdad has urged American citizens to depart Iraq immediately

The United States embassy in Baghdad called on all it citizens to depart Iraq immediately on Friday.

The order follows the US airstrike killing Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in an air strike.

“Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the US embassy urges American citizens to heed the January 2020 travel advisory and depart Iraq immediately.

US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land,” it said in a statement.