On Sunday, the American Embassy in Baghdad closed multiple facilities including institutes, counseling centers, and opinion polls.
An anonymous security source reported that numerous American embassy facilities, including training and counseling centers, English language schools, and polling locations, were closed in Baghdad.
He stated that these centers and institutes use security and political goals to achieve their interests in Iraq and harm the societal fabric with various methods.
The decision to close came after the Islamic Resistance in Iraq targeted military bases in western and northern Iraq. There was a fear that the resistance would reach these bases and expose them.
The speaker claimed that the United States is attempting to remove all its personnel and equipment from the country, particularly following an escalation in attacks on American military bases. This suggests that the American administration is concerned about the actions of the Islamic resistance in Iraq.
On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, the US forces pledged to continue their operations and emphasised that they would not allow themselves to be used as props for the genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza. The Iraqi Islamic Resistance took credit for the attack on the US bases in Ain al-Assad and Harir in Iraqi Kurdistan.