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




The American Embassy

Security threat

2020-12-30 20:31

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Shafaq News / 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.



He revealed when the 2021 budget will be discussed and the period for passing it in Parliament


Wednesday 30 December 2020 | 05:15 pm

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The representative of the Iraqi coalition, Hassan Khatti, set, on Wednesday, the date for the discussion of the draft federal budget law for 2021 in the House of Representatives, while revealing the period needed by Parliament to pass the law .

Khatti said that “the House of Representatives will present the budget bill for 2021 for discussion next week,” noting that “Parliament will need six sessions to pass the budget by three weeks .”

He added that “the House of Representatives will refuse to raise the exchange rate of the dollar against the dinar of this size,” noting that “the amendments will include a refusal to impose a tax on the salaries of employees with the exception of the paragraph of higher degrees .”


For the fourth consecutive day .. Central Bank of Iraq sales continue to decline




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Sell the currency

2020-12-30 06:25

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Shafaq News / The Central Bank of Iraq sales of hard currency declined today, Wednesday, for the fourth consecutive day this week, while it recorded a decline of more than 6%.

The correspondent of Shafaq News Agency stated that the Central Bank of Iraq witnessed during its auction for the sale and purchase of foreign currencies today a decrease in its sales by 6.6% to reach 14 million 54 thousand and 239 dollars, which the bank covered at a base exchange rate of 1460 dinars per dollar, compared to yesterday, Tuesday, when it reached Sales of 15 million and 47 thousand.

He added that the request was distributed by 12 million and 754 thousand and 239 dollars to strengthen the assets abroad in the form of transfers and appropriations, while the rest, amounting to one million and 300 thousand dollars, was distributed in the form of a cash sale that was fully covered by the bank at an exchange rate of 1460 dinars per one dollar.

Our correspondent indicated that four banks have met the requests to enhance the assets abroad, while one bank has met the cash requests.