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26
May
12:18 UTC

Iraq Tactical: Authorities close entrances to Green Zone in Baghdad during afternoon hours (local time) of May 26; avoid nonessential movement

Please be advised:

  • Reports indicate that authorities have closed entrances to the Green Zone in central Baghdad during the afternoon hours of May 26. 
  • The closure has reportedly been undertaken in anticipation of violent protests by Iran-backed Shiite militias following the arrest of a prominent leader of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) on May 26.

Recommendations:

Those operating or residing in Baghdad on May 26 are advised to avoid nonessential movement in the vicinity of the Green Zone due to the potential for violent protest activity during the coming hours. 

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Green Zone, Baghdad; Iraq
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL High
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

Please be advised:

  • Reports indicate that authorities have closed entrances to the Green Zone in central Baghdad during the afternoon hours of May 26. 
  • The closure has reportedly been undertaken in anticipation of violent protests by Iran-backed Shiite militias following the arrest of a prominent leader of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) on May 26.

Recommendations:

Those operating or residing in Baghdad on May 26 are advised to avoid nonessential movement in the vicinity of the Green Zone due to the potential for violent protest activity during the coming hours. 

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Green Zone, Baghdad; Iraq
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL High
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible