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Supporters of Iraqi populist leader Moqtada al-Sadr protest at the Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq August 29, 2022. Image Credit: Reuters

Dubai: Kuwait has urged its citizens in Iraq to leave and advised against travel to the country, state news agency Kuna said on Monday, due to the security situation.

The embassy asked those who are currently in Iraq to contact its emergency line 0096407802604123.

The travel alert comes after unrest and chaos erupted in Baghdad soon after Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada Al Sadr’s announcement to quit politics, prompting thousands of his followers to storm into the presidential palace in Baghdad.