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PM orders extends Green Zone opening till morning

Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has announced extension of opening the fortified Green Zone, in central Baghdad, till the morning.

In a statement on Thursday, the PM’s media office said “Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi ordered today the opening of the Green Zone until morning.”

Last month, the Public Traffic Department announced opening streets of the Green Zone for citizens from 5:00 p.m. (1400 GMT) to 10 p.m. (1900 GMT) in accordance with instructions of Abdel Mahdi to evaluate the security situation.

However, Abdel Mahdi made remarks in a press conference that followed the measure saying that the reopening of the zone was irreversible and that officials must live in the same circumstances of the people.

Last Modified: Thursday، 03 January 2019 12:14 PM
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