U.S. Embassy in Iraq Warns of 'Threats' Related to Potential Syria Attack
5:54 PM, Sep 10, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
A few hours before midnight in Iraq as September 11 approached, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad posted an "Emergency Message" warning "U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq." Although the notice referenced the anniversary of 9/11, the main reason for the warning is apparent threats against U.S. interests and workers in Iraq due to the potential U.S. military action against Syria:
Just a few days ago, the FBI and Homeland Security reported no credible threats related to the upcoming anniversary, according to Fox News. Tuesday's embassy warning did not give any further detail of the threats in Iraq. The latest travel warning on the Iraq page of the main State Department travel website is from September 5 and does not include the reference to Syria.
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