Iraqi security forces remove concrete blast walls at the Green Zone in Baghdad. Photo: APIraqi security forces remove concrete blast walls at the Green Zone in Baghdad. Photo: AP
Iraqi security forces remove concrete blast walls at the Green Zone in Baghdad. Photo: AP

Baghdad’s heavily fortified ‘Green Zone’ fully reopens for first time since US-led invasion of Iraq

  • The high-security zone in the centre of the capital had been totally inaccessible for most Iraqis since Saddam Hussein’s toppling in 2003
  • From Tuesday, which marks end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, all main roads criss-crossing the enclave will be open around the clock

Topic |   Iraq
Iraqi security forces remove concrete blast walls at the Green Zone in Baghdad. Photo: APIraqi security forces remove concrete blast walls at the Green Zone in Baghdad. Photo: AP
Iraqi security forces remove concrete blast walls at the Green Zone in Baghdad. Photo: AP
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