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Iraqi PM opens Baghdad’s fortified ‘Green Zone’ to public

“Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad open to all citizens on Sunday, part of a reform drive prompted by protests demanding greater transparency and openness. The 10-square-kilometre (four-square-mile) Green Zone on the bank of the Tigris River has been largely off limits to ordinary Iraqis due to security concerns since the 2003 U.S. invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.”

Source: Iraqi PM opens Baghdad’s fortified ‘Green Zone’ to public | Reuters

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