The government Friday advised Japanese nationals in Baghdad and the rest of Iraq to leave the country immediately, Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi said.

“We issued an evacuation advisory for Baghdad in addition to the evacuation advisory issued earlier for other areas of Iraq, as it is taking time for people to leave the country at its borders,” Kawaguchi said during a news conference.

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