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Tight security measures around the “green” and Baghdad airport in anticipation of possible attacks

On Wednesday evening, a security source revealed that tight security measures have been taken in the Green Zone in the center of the capital, and the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, in anticipation of any security development, indicating that these precautions came after information indicating attempts to target US interests in Iraq.

The source told Shafaq News, “Tight security measures have been taken around the open spaces surrounding the International Green Zone and Baghdad International Airport, specifically in the areas of Radwaniyah, Al-Jihad, Amiriyah, and Abu Ghraib, which surround the airport and the capital, Baghdad.”

He pointed out that “the measures also included the Dora area south of Baghdad, and the Rasheed camp in the southeast of Baghdad, areas from which rockets are usually launched to specifically target the Green Zone and the US embassy.”

The source pointed out that “the armed factions usually threaten, via social media, to launch attacks by various armed means, but the information currently available indicates that there are attempts for non-missile attacks.”

The source indicated that “it was assumed today that the American defense system would be tested inside the military base at Baghdad airport, but it was canceled or postponed for unknown reasons,” noting that “the American Victoria base adjacent to an Iraqi air base was ready to deal with any hostile attack.”

According to the source, the security deployment in the vicinity of those areas that are supposed to be targeted, is limited to the deployment of forces holding the ground and do not have air defense systems, but it seems that he did not disclose the extent of the security concern and tension that surrounds the capital, Baghdad.

Days from now, the Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, was subjected to missile strikes targeting the US embassy, but it did not inflict any damage on it, and the missiles damaged residential buildings. Source