Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Kidnapping Threat

U.S. Embassy Baghdad is aware of reports of threats to target U.S. government officials and other civilians for kidnapping. In response, the U.S. Embassy has temporarily restricted movement of its employees outside of the international zone in Baghdad, as well as outside of U.S. Consulate Basrah.

As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate measures to enhance their personal security at all times when living and working in Iraq.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council