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USA Orders Non-Emergency Embassy Staff To Leave Iraq

JNN News, May 16, 2019

As tension continues to rise between Iran and the United States, the USA State Department ordered the departure of "non-emergency USA government employees" from Iraq on Wed.15 May 2019. The notice urged those affected to “depart by commercial transportation as soon as possible.” The statement came after USA Central Command (CENTCOM) raised the threat level in Iraq and Syria on Tue.14 May 2019 issuing a statement saying that USA troops in Iraq and Syria were on high alert against a possible “imminent” attack by Iran and its proxies. "USA Central Command, in coordination with Operation Inherent Resolve, has increased the force posture level for all service members assigned to OIR in Iraq and Syria," the statement says. "As a result, OIR is now at a high level of alert as we continue to closely monitor credible and possibly imminent threats to USA forces in Iraq." The USA State Department also issued a Level 4 travel advisory against traveling to the country. Tensions have skyrocketed between Iran and the USA in the past week following intelligence reports that Tehran and its proxies might be preparing to attack American troops or its allies in the Middle East. The Pentagon approved the deployment of a B-52 bomber task force, one Patriot missile defense battery, an amphibious transport dock and an aircraft carrier strike group to CENTCOM’s region. (Arutz-7)

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