The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has received a report that unspecified militia leaders have discussed plans for kidnapping U.S. citizens attending the 45th Baghdad International Fair, scheduled for November 10-19, 2018.
The militia leaders’ discussion included concealment techniques and ways of connecting the kidnappings to other entities with whom the militias possibly disagree with politically. The Embassy has no further information regarding the timing, target, or method of any planned actions.
The Embassy goes on the advise people to avoid the Baghdad International Fair.
(Source: U.S. Embassy in Baghdad)