US to evacuate staff from embassy in Baghdad

by The Daily Lede

US to evacuate staff from embassy in Baghdad

  • Staff to be evacuated this week from the largest of all US embassies
  • Exact number of evacuees unknown, but many, around 5,500, will stay in Baghdad
  • Many will be flown to Amman, Jordon–others will be flown to Erbil in the north and Basra in the south
  • Many contractors who have been training Iraqi’s military have already been evacuated
  • US is referring to the move as a relocation rather than an evacuation