Decade-old Baghdad curfew lifted

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Published: Thursday 5th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the end of a decade-old midnight curfew in Baghdad.

A government statement said the midnight to 5am curfew, first implemented in 2004, will be lifted starting on Saturday.

The move appears to be aimed at restoring a sense of normalcy to the capital, where residents enjoyed a vibrant night life before the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

The curfew was imposed as security deteriorated following his removal.

Published: Thursday 5th February 2015 by The News Editor

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