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18 Apr 2020 | 08:57 PM UTC

Iraq: Indirect fire (IDF) strikes near oil facility in Nahrawan (Diyala province) April 18

Indirect fire (IDF) strikes near oil facility in Nahrawan (Diyala province) April 18, no casualties reported; further attacks possible in the near term

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Event

Indirect fire (IDF) struck near an oil facility in Diyala province on Saturday, April 18. No casualties were immediately reported following the strikes. The oil facility is located in Nahrawan, east of the capital Baghdad. Minor damages were caused at the facility. It is not clear who was responsible for the attack as of Saturday evening (local time).

Similar attacks targeting oil facilities are possible in Iraq over the near term. 

Advice

Individuals in Diyala province are advised to closely monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.