Sunday, April 08, 2007

Iraq orders 24-hour Baghdad car ban on 4th anniversary capital's fall, declares it a 'non-holiday'

Iraqi flags fly above a street in Baghdad's Sadr city, in preparation for the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad. In a written statement in March, al-Sadr urged Iraqis to fly the flags as a symbol of resistance to the occupation.

BAGHDAD: State television on Sunday reported the Iraqi military had ordered a 24-hour vehicle ban in Baghdad on Monday, the 4th anniversary of U.S. capture of capital.

Al-Iraqiya TV said Brig. Qassim al-Moussawi, spokesman for the Baghdad security operation, disclosed the vehicle ban, which includes motorcycles.

Such bans in the past have been put in place in an attempt to prevent vehicle bombings...

The Iraqi government declared on Sunday that a number of post-Saddam Hussein holidays, including April 9, were abolished and that Monday would be a regular work day.

Read the rest at the International Herald Tribune

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