Open the green area around the clock .. and this next step

Open the green area around the clock .. and this next step

2019/6/4 13:58

Open the green area around the clock .. and this next stepThe government opened the Green Zone in Baghdad to citizens on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, completely and 24 hours, after nearly 16 years of closure and after a series of partial conquests of the presidential area approved by the government after the accession of Adel Abdul Mahdi, the prime minister in October last year.
Observers believe that this is a clear indication of the improvement of the security situation in Baghdad, after years of explosions and violence, some of which lasted the Green Zone, although fortified and surrounded by a large security fence and barbed wire and guarded by special protection regiments.
A source close to the government said that “the government of Abdul Mahdi is determined to open the Green Zone on a final basis, as well as the opening of Baghdad International Airport in front of the movement of passengers and lifting all restrictions on the complexities of arrival of passengers to the airport.”
Iraqi passengers are under intense inspection at Abbas bin Firnas Square, about 10 kilometers from Baghdad airport, by private companies, but senior Iraqi officials are not subject to this series of procedures and arrive at the passenger lounge with their own cars.
Since 2003, when the United States launched its offensive against Iraq and overthrew the former regime, the Green Zone was the seat of the occupation government led by US civil administrator Paul Bremer until 2004 and has become the permanent headquarters of successive Iraqi governments since that date. To the governments of the dissolved Baath Party.
The Green Zone has been associated with the Iraqi people’s memory for more than a decade and a half, and the successive governments are in a safe area, in return for the vulnerability of ordinary people to suicide attacks and the targeting of explosive belts and car bombs in markets and public places.
It includes the Green Zone which lies on the Karkh side and on the west bank of the Tigris River, which divides Baghdad into two parts. It covers an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 10 square kilometers, the Presidential Palace, the Palace of Peace and conferences, the Parliament building, the American and British embassies and a large number of establishments, ministries and government institutions. Including the Ministry of Defense and the Grand Plaza, and the installation of the Unknown Soldier and the Rashid Hotel.
The Green Zone has three main sections: the first is the northern side and is called the Legislative Gate near the Republic Bridge and the Parliament Building. The door is located on the eastern side of Al-Jadriya area in Karrada and is reached via the suspended bridge.
Government officials and members of parliament were allowed to pass through these roads according to special security cards, and the passage of ordinary citizens was forbidden, except in accordance with special security approvals and on the guarantee of one of the security guards working in the Green Zone.

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