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

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

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

It was long the seat of Saddam Hussein’s iron-fisted rule, then a sealed-off symbol of US occupation and, more recently, out-of-touch politicians. On Tuesday, Baghdad’s emblematic “Green Zone” fully reopens.The move is yet another signal that Iraq is getting back on its feet after decades of conflict – and that its government is searching for political capital to head off summertime protests.The high-security zone in the centre of Baghdad had been totally inaccessible for a vast majority of…

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