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Iraqi army says violent protest could lead to collapse of Al-Jumhouriya Bridge

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The Iraqi army has warned against a possible collapse of Al-Jomhouriya Bridge in the capital Baghdad due to the violent anti-government protests, which have been ongoing since early October.


In remarks, Maj. Gen. Abdul Karim Khalaf, the army spokesperson, said "burning and destroying the bridge's rubber joints caused a defect in the bridge." 
He added that this "may lead to the collapse of the bridge."


The Al-Jomhouriya Bridge links Tahrir Square with the fortified Green Zone where the governmental offices and foreign diplomatic buildings are located.

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