Tag Archives: Green Zone

UNSC urges Iraqi sides to engage in political dialogue

The United Nations Security Council has “appealed for calm and restraint” in Iraq, asking the parties to refrain from violence and seek a political solution, days after the Arab country saw a two-day turmoil. The UNSC issued a statement on Thursday following this week’s developments in Iraq. Condemning the violence …

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The curfew in Baghdad and other governorates are lifted

The Joint Operations Command announced on Tuesday, the lifting of the curfew in the capital, Baghdad, and other provinces. A brief statement by the leadership, which was received by Al-Ghadir, stated that it had “decided to lift the curfew in the capital, Baghdad, and all provinces.” Yesterday, Monday, the leadership …

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Salih: escalation plunges Iraq into abysmal mazes

Iraq’s outgoing President Barham Salih warned that the heightened political tension might plunge the country into “abysmal and perilous mazes”, urging everyone to show self-restraint and avoid escalation. “The rights of peaceful demonstration and the freedom of expression are guaranteed by the constitution as long as law is respected and …

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Al-Kadhemi calls for an immediate withdrawal from Green Zone

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi chaired an emergency meeting of the security leaders at the Joint Operations Headquarters on Monday, to discuss recent events and the entry of demonstrators into government institutions. In a statement to the media office of the PM, Al-Kadhemi renewed his directives to the security leaders …

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Total curfew goes into effect in Baghdad

Security authorities on Monday declared a total curfew in the Iraqi capital city, Baghdad, as tension simmers after the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced political retirement. Al-Sadr announced he is walking out of politics in a statement he shared on Twitter earlier today. In the aftermath, followers …

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Iraqi presidencies call for calm, halting political escalation and adopting constructive dialogue

The Presidents of the Republic, Barham Salih, Ministers Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and the Supreme Judiciary, Faiq Zaidan, called for calm, stopping the political escalation and adopting dialogue to end the current differences. A statement by the Presidency of the Republic, received by “Al-Ghadeer”, stated that “the President of …

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Demonstrators of legitimacy withdraw from Suspension Bridge, Baghdad

The demonstrators of legitimacy near the Suspension Bridge, Baghdad started withdrawing. According to the reporter of Al-Ghadeer said on Monday, the demonstrators began to withdraw from the Suspension Bridge in central Baghdad, leaving the protest area. Earlier today, a huge demonstration began near the Green Zone, Baghdad amid intensive security …

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Baghdad | Green Zone locked, security forces descended to streets

Iraqi security forces closed the roads leading to the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, Wednesday, prevented the civilians from entering the area without an official ID. “The security forces closed the roads leading to the security-fortified Green Zone and prevented citizens from entering it,” indicating that “the forces …

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One Rocket Hits Baghdad’s “Green Zone”

One Katyusha rocket fell inside the Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday, a military statement, said. No casualties have been reported. The attack has been the ninth within a week, a tally based on official statements and security sources, said. Last month, two rockets hit near the …

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