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12:26  15 may  2019
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State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Iraq posts© Safin Hamed Image: The entrance of Erbil International Airport, in the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region.

The U.S. State Department has ordered "non-emergency U.S. government employees" to leave its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil.

"The U.S. government's ability to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq is extremely limited," the department said in statement early Wednesday.

It has also warned citizens about traveling to Iraq.

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"Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping and armed conflict," the statement said.

That warning also urged U.S. citizens to avoid places known as gathering places for U.S. citizens and to keep a low profile.

The move comes after President Donald Trump's national security adviser announced earlier this month that the U.S. would be sending a carrier strike group to the Middle East to send a "clear and unmistakable message" to Iran.

John Bolton said then that while U.S. wasn't seeking to go to war with Iran, "we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces."

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