Hours after US air strike killed a top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani who is also the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps at the Baghada International Airport in Iraq, the United States Government has informed its citizens to leave Iraq immediately.
A top commander in Iran military identified as Qaseem Soleimani has been killed on Friday in an airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport.
It was further learnt that Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of Kata’ib Hezbollah also called Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) in Iraq.
A security alert issued by the US embassy in Baghdad and the State Department after the airstrike in which Iran promised a harsh retaliation called on all American citizens to leave Iraq immediately.
In its statement, the embassy said;
‘Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the US Embassy urges American citizens to heed the January 2020 Travel Advisory and depart Iraq immediately.
‘US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land.’
The statement also added that US citizens should ‘not approach the embassy’, while the consulate general in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, would be open for appointments.