The US Embassy restricts the movement of its citizens in Iraq for a full month
BAGHDAD, The US Embassy in Baghdad issued a security warning on Sunday.
The Embassy said in a statement that the US Mission in Iraq is restricting its movements during the month of Muharram, especially on the commemoration of the Ashura incident, on Tuesday, September 18 to Friday, September 21 due to the expected closure of roads and unexpected crowds."
"In addition, some protests in Basra have turned violent, resulting in the death and injury of a number of demonstrators and security forces."
"US citizens in Basra should generally avoid any area in which demonstrations could take place, including the central business district of Basra," the statement said.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency