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Iraq Removes ‘High Risk Materials’ from Baghdad Airport

Iraqi authorities said on Sunday that they have removed ‘high risk materials’ from the Baghdad International Airport, only days after the devastating explosion in Beirut.

Iraq said earlier on Thursday that it would create an inventory of all hazardous materials at ports as well as airports after the Beirut blast.

Meanwhile, an emergency committee, chaired by the head of Iraq’s border agency, was tasked with carrying out the work within 72 hours.

The main goal was to “avoid any repetition of what happened in Lebanon”.

At least 158 people were killed in the twin bomb explosions in Beirut while 6,000 others were wounded with the death toll being expected to rise as more bodies are expected to be found under wrecked buildings. Source