Baghdad reopens fortified Green Zone a year after Isis ousted from Iraq

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Area that has been home to foreign embassies and key ministries has been inaccessible to most Iraqis since 2003 US-led invasion

Iraq has begun removing cement walls from areas surrounding its capital’s most fortified enclave, opening parts of the so-called Green Zone to traffic in a symbolic move coinciding with nationwide celebrations to mark the anniversary of the country’s costly victory over Islamic State.

The partial reopening of parts of the high-security area is intended to portray increased confidence in the country’s overall security situation and has also been billed as an act of transparency following protests against corruption and poor public services.

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