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08 Nov 2018 | 01:05 PM UTC

Iraq: International trade fair in Baghdad Nov. 10-19; kidnapping risk

Iraq News Alert

US Embassy advises against attending International Trade Fair in Baghdad (November 10-19) amid kidnapping threats

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/8/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad


The US Embassy in Baghdad issued a warning on Tuesday, November 6, advising individuals to avoid the 45th Baghdad International Trade Fair, which will take place in the Mansour District November 10-19. The embassy reportedly received information indicating unknown militias were planning to kidnap US citizens at the fair. No further information was provided. 


Individuals in Baghdad are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel


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