17 Oct 2014

NZers in Iraq advised to leave

6:21 pm on 17 October 2014

New Zealanders are advised to leave Iraq if they have safety concerns.

Baghdad's International Airport

Baghdad International Airport. Photo: AFP

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it advised New Zealanders against all travel to Iraq and recommends people leave if they were worried about their safety.

Islamist forces reported to be within 25 km of Baghdad's International Airport.

Australian officials were also urging any Australians to leave Iraq as soon as possible while the airport is still open.

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