ERBIL — The US embassy in Iraq advises its citizens to maintain a “heightened sense” of security awareness and take the necessary measures to enhance their personal security.
The military incursion of the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi into Kirkuk Province further destabilized the stability of the country and large exodus of people were displaced.
The US embassy said that the security situation is currently stable, but it is yet volatile. Therefore the embassy calls on US citizens in Iraq to remain vigilant about their security situation.
“The security situation is currently stable but could quickly change,” said the US embassy in a statement on Thursday.
“U.S. citizens are advised to remain vigilant about their security situation and are reminded to shelter in places if they are unwilling or unable to depart,” the statement reads.
“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,” the statement added.