A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely near the base over the coming hours. Similar mortar attacks targeting facilities hosting US forces and contractors are possible in Iraq over the near term.
Individuals in Saladin province are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. Seek shelter immediately in the event of a rocket or mortar attack.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.