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Green Zone: Area in Baghdad, Iraq
The Green Zone is the most common name for the International Zone of Baghdad. It was a 10-square-kilometer (3.9 sq mi) area in the Karkh district of central Baghdad, Iraq, that was the governmental center of the Coalition Provisional Authority during the occupation of Iraq after the American-led 2003 invasion and remains the center of the international presence in the city. Its official name beginning under the Iraqi Interim Government was the International Zone, though Green Zone remains the most commonly used term. The contrasting Red Zone refers to parts of Baghdad immediately outside the perimeter, but was also loosely applied to all unsecured areas outside the off-site military posts. Both terms originated as military designations.

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Iraq's Sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protests

iraq's sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protests
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WorldNews - Published

Three rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties: sources

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Tuesday inside Baghdad's Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions, Iraqi police sources told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

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Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Supporters of Shia militia storm into US Embassy compound in Baghdad [Video]Supporters of Shia militia storm into US Embassy compound in Baghdad

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Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Mourners attempt to storm US embassy in Baghdad [Video]Mourners attempt to storm US embassy in Baghdad

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Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:27Published

 

Two rockets hit Iraqi capital's Green Zone: Security sources

two rockets hit iraqi capital's green zone: security sources
Baghdad: Two rockets crashed late Wednesday into the Iraqi capital's Green Zone, the high-security enclave where foreign embassies including the US mission are based, security sources told AFP. Just..
WorldNews - Published

Three rockets fall in Baghdad, including two in Green Zone: military

Three Katyusha rockets fell in Baghdad on Sunday, including two inside the capital's heavily fortified Green Zone housing government buildings and foreign missions, the Iraqi military said.
Reuters - Published

Six rockets fall in Baghdad: Iraqi military

Iraq's military said in a statement on Sunday that six Katyusha rockets had fallen in Baghdad; three inside the heavily fortified Green Zone and three others in the nearby Jadriya area.
Reuters - Published

Five lessons Afghanistan teaches us about Iran

five lessons afghanistan teaches us about iran
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WorldNews - Published

Qasem Soleimani: Blasts hit Baghdad area as Iraqis mourn Iranian general

The Green Zone comes under fire after a funeral procession for an Iranian general killed by the US.
BBC News - Published

Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone and Iraq base housing US troops

Two mortar rounds hit the Iraqi capital’s Green Zone Saturday and two rockets hit a base housing US troops, security sources said, a day after an American strike killed a top Iranian commander. 
France 24 - Published

Rocket falls near U.S. embassy in Baghdad, no casualties: police sources

A Katyusha rocket fell near the United States embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions on Friday but caused no casualties, two police..
Reuters - Published

Kataib Hezbollah: Iraqis protest outside US Baghdad embassy

The protesters marched into the Green Zone, chanting "Death to America" and burning US flags.
BBC News - Published

Iraq's top cleric calls for quick formation of government

iraq's top cleric calls for quick formation of government
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WorldNews - Published

Rocket hits Baghdad Green Zone, no casualties reported: police, diplomats

A rocket hit Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, which houses embassies and government buildings, on Sunday but caused no casualties or major damage, two police sources said.
Reuters - Published

Protesters regain control of third bridge in Baghdad

Iraqi protesters regained control of a third bridge leading to Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, taking further ground in the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi protesters battle security forces over Baghdad bridges

In central Baghdad, protesters are locked in a daily tussle with security forces for control of three bridges leading to the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s embattled government...
France 24 - Published

Iraq protests: Four anti-government activists shot dead despite promise not to use live rounds

iraq protests: four anti-government activists shot dead despite promise not to use live rounds
Security forces in Iraq have shot dead at least four anti-government protesters in central Baghdad, just a day after the military promised officers were ordered not to use live fire on the rallies. A..
WorldNews - Published

Iraqi president promises early elections amid new clashes in Baghdad

Iraq's president promised Thursday to hold early elections as protesters clashed with security forces near Baghdad's Green Zone, leaving at least one person dead and scores wounded.
France 24 - Published

Iraqi PM's power tenuous as two killed in mounting Baghdad protests

Iraqi security forces killed two people on Wednesday by shooting tear gas canisters directly into their heads in an attempt to stop protesters entering Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, security..
France 24 - Published

Iraqi prime minister's fate in limbo as protests swell, two killed

Iraqi security forces killed two people on Wednesday by shooting tear gas canisters directly into their heads in an attempt to stop protesters entering Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, security..
Reuters - Published

Rocket falls in Baghdad's Green Zone, killing one: military

A rocket fell inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone and killed one member of Iraq's security forces on Wednesday, the military said in a brief statement. It did not elaborate.
Reuters - Published

Rocket seen heading towards Baghdad's green zone, blast heard: Reuters witnesses

A rocket was seen flying towards Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Wednesday, and a blast was heard coming from its direction, Reuters witnesses said.
Reuters - Published

Two killed and 175 wounded in Baghdad protests: sources

At least two people were killed and 175 wounded on Wednesday in Baghdad after Iraqi security forces launched tear gas canisters at protesters trying to enter the heavily fortified Green Zone, security..
Reuters - Published

Death toll climbs in second day of Iraq protests

Thousands of protesters tried to reach Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, home to embassies and government offices
CBS News - Published

Iraq protesters march toward Baghdad's Green Zone, one killed

A protester struck in the face by a tear gas cannister died in Baghdad on Friday as Iraqi security forces sought to repel demonstrators protesting at corruption and economic hardship, police and..
Reuters - Published

Protesters march towards Baghdad's fortified Green Zone as anti-government protests resume

Iraqi security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to repel demomstrators on Friday morning who had marched towards government buildings in protest against corruption and economic hardship.
Reuters - Published

U.S. soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Trump's Syria retreat

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Reuters - Published

Live bullets and tear gas fired as protesters defy curfew in Iraq

live bullets and tear gas fired as protesters defy curfew in iraq
Iraqi security forces fired live bullets and tear gas against protesters in Baghdad, despite a curfew that was announced in the Iraqi capital hours earlier amid deadly violence gripping the country and..
WorldNews - Published

Rockets fired in central Baghdad, U.S. coalition warns against attacks

Two rockets were fired on Monday at central Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, which houses foreign embassies and government buildings, but there were no casualties and no damage was caused, security..
Reuters - Published

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