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Iraq declares Anbar desert as ‘military zone’, urges citizens to stay away

Anbar desert

The Iraqi military has declared the desert area in Anbar province as “military zone”, warning citizens against accessing it, according to news reports.

The warning was made through leaflets distributed among locals by the army, which warned citizens as well as shepherds to avoid entering the area and move towards the villages of al-Rutba, al-Nakhib and al-Kilo 160.

The army also warned the local residents that they would risk their lives, if they did not obey the orders, as military operations are ongoing in the desert areas.

Iraq has been intensifying the security measures in the western regions to prevent the infiltration ISIS militants fleeing Syria.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 05 March 2019 11:17 AM
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