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France Tells Its Citizens to Leave Iraq

France is strongly advising its citizens to leave Iraq and warning people not to travel there, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday following a spate of kidnappings in the country. “I draw your attention to the fact that, since the end of last week, we are strongly advising all French in Iraq to leave and all those who want to go there, to postpone their trip,” Herve Ladsous told a news briefing. “It is clear that the situation is worrying,” he said, adding just under 100 French people were in Iraq at the moment. Dozens of foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq in recent days. Five Ukrainians and three Russians were freed Tuesday, a day after they were seized. Full Story

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