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Baghdad Green Zone to Open around the Clock

By John Lee. Baghdad’s International Zone (Green Zone) is to be opened to traffic around the clock from tonight (Tuesday). Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi told a news conference on Monday evening that the move showed that the government is convinced the security situation in Baghdad is improved. The high-security zone is home to the Iraqi […]

Passenger Cars Allowed to Transit Green Zone

Security Message to U.S. Citizens The Iraqi government has announced that beginning October 1, 2015, passenger cars will be allowed to transit the International Zone (IZ) in Baghdad from north to south via the 14 July Expressway and a new entry control point will be put in place at the northern end of this expressway. […]

Politician Injured in Rocket Attack

Iraqi politician Ayad Jamal ad-Din was injured in a rocket attack on his home earlier in the week. The weapon, believed to have been fired from southern Baghdad, slammed into his house in the normally quiet district of Jadriyah. He may be the latest victim of a string of attacks targeting politicians, mid-level ministry employees […]