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UN evacuates staff from Baghdad

English.news.cn   2014-06-17 05:15:06

BAGHDAD, June 16 (Xinhua) -- As tensions rose due to the advance of Sunni insurgents, the United Nations said it had evacuated nearly 60 staff members from Baghdad to neighboring Jordan, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

"Underscoring the menace posed by the fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the United Nations said it had moved nearly 60 staffers from Baghdad to neighboring Jordan with the intention of relocating them to northern Iraq," the report said.

Meanwhile, the United States had said Sunday that some staff members of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad would be temporarily moved to the U.S. consulates general in other Iraqi cities of Basra and Erbil, or to Jordan's capital city of Amman. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is the largest embassy in the world and employs around 5, 000 people.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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