The US embassy in Baghdad urges citizens to 'leave Iraq immediately'

BAGHDAD: The in Baghdad urged American citizens in Iraq on Friday to "depart immediately", for fear of fallout from a US strike that killed top Iranian and Iraq i commanders.

It should leave through an airline as long as possible and, failing that, to other countries by land, the embassy said in a statement.

The US strike hit outside Baghdad airport early Friday but security sources told AFP it was still open to flights.