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Bangladeshis in Iraq asked to maintain caution

Publish Time : 4 January, 2020 2:51 : PM

The Bangladesh Embassy in Baghdad has requested Bangladeshi expatriates in Iraq to stay alert and maintain caution considering the current security situation in the Middle-Eastern country.

In a statement issued on Friday, the embassy also requested Bangladeshis not to attend any gathering, rallies, and meetings to avoid unwanted incidents, reports UNB.

Bangladesh Embassy will remain open 24/7 to extend consular services to the expatriates. Everyone has been requested to extend cooperation.

The situation has been tense since last Sunday after US bombing killed at least 25 fighters of a militia backed by Iran. On Tuesday, protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad, but the protests were withdrawn after two days of intense standoff.

Meanwhile, a US airstrike in Iraq, ordered by US President Donald Trump, killed Iran’s most powerful military commander Gen Qasem Soleimani at the Baghdad airport early on Friday.

Between 2009 and November last year, about 75,748 Bangladeshis went to Iraq for work, according to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training.