Green Zone

Iraqi policeman killed in clashes with pro-Sadr protesters

An Iraqi policeman was killed and seven others wounded in clashes with protesters loyal to prominent Shi`ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who had gathered in Baghdad on Saturday to demand political reforms, the interior ministry said.

Feb 12, 2017, 09:51 AM IST

Iraqis defy ban to rally for reforms in Baghdad

Thousands of Iraqis defied warnings from authorities and rallied in the heart of Baghdad on Friday, renewing pressure on the government to carry out reforms targeting corruption and sectarianism.

Jul 15, 2016, 16:56 PM IST
Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad's Green Zone riots: Hospitals

Four killed, 90 injured in Baghdad's Green Zone riots: Hospitals

The toll, compiled from four hospitals where casualties were taken and Baghdad's central morgue, accounts only for gunshot wounds and does not include cases of suffocation caused by tear gas.

May 21, 2016, 19:40 PM IST
Protesters in Green Zone, Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi calls for punishment of rioters

Protesters in Green Zone, Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi calls for punishment of rioters

Thousands of protesters were inside Baghdad`s Green Zone Sunday after breaking into the fortified area and storming the parliament, as Iraq`s premier called for rioters to be pursued and punished.

May 01, 2016, 14:28 PM IST

Iraqi PM opens Green Zone to all citizens

A statement from the premier's office says al-Abadi was the first to pass through the newly-opened Green Zone, or the International Zone as it is officially known.

Oct 05, 2015, 02:55 AM IST

Iraq PM orders forces to prepare to open Green Zone

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered security forces to prepare to open Baghdad`s heavily fortified Green Zone government and embassy area to the public, his office said Friday.

Aug 28, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

`Massive security deployment around Baghdad green zone`

Iraqi police, army and counter-terrorism forces were deployed in unusually high numbers across strategic locations in Baghdad overnight, security sources said on Sunday.

Aug 11, 2014, 06:03 AM IST

Suicide car bombs kill 9 in Baghdad Green Zone

The bombers appeared to be targeting motorcades of 2 senior govt officials.

Apr 18, 2011, 15:14 PM IST

Three contractors killed in Green Zone rocket attack

Three security contractors working
for the US government were killed in a rocket attack on
Baghdad`s heavily-fortified Green Zone on Thursday, the American
embassy said.

Jul 22, 2010, 23:43 PM IST

Iraqi Green Zone attack suspects released

US and Iraqi forces detained three Iraqis after rocket attacks on Baghdad`s fortified Green Zone district during a trip by US Vice President Joe Biden, the US military said on Wednesday, but later released them.

Sep 16, 2009, 23:03 PM IST

Baghdad Green Zone attacked during Biden visit

Four mortar shells landed in the Green Zone as Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq Tuesday on a previously unannounced mission to help the country resolve its differences ahead of America`s military withdrawal.

Sep 15, 2009, 22:59 PM IST