WASHINGTON -- The State Dept. updated an existing travel warning
for Iraq, noting "the security threat to all American citizens in
Iraq remains extremely high, with a high risk of attacks on
civilians" as it "strongly" warned U.S. citizens against traveling
to the country.
The department said, "Remnants of the former Baath regime,
trans-national terrorists and criminal elements remain active.
Attacks against military and civilian targets throughout Iraq
Hotels, restaurants, police stations, checkpoints, civil
aviation and diplomatic missions were cited among the civilian and
government targets. The warning comes as six civilians were
abducted July 21 by a militant group in Iraq.
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