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US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad, Erbil

AFP  |  Washington 

The on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in and consulate in Erbil, as tensions mount between the and Iraq's neighbour

has ramped up pressure on in recent days, accusing of planning "imminent" attacks in the region, and bolstering the American military presence in the Gulf.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 14:21 IST