10/24/2020

40 seconds at the US military air base in Baghdad’s green zone

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40 seconds at the US military air base in Baghdad’s green zone

This’s what the US Armed Forces base in Baghdad’s Green Zone looks like, combined with the embassy.

Residents say it’s all communication due to the bombings is mainly by air.

The International Zone (formerly known as the Green Zone) was the heavily guarded diplomatic/government area of closed-off streets in central Baghdad where US occupation authorities live and work. The Green Zone in the central city includes the main palaces of former President Saddam Hussein. The area houses the civilian ruling authority run by the Americans and British and the offices of major US consulting companies.

The precise boundries of the “Green Zone” were difficult to determine, and indeed may change with time. The core of the Green Zone appears to be Hussein’s former presidential complex.

The International Zone was commonly referred to as the “Ultimate Gated Community” due to the numerous armed checkpoints, coils of razor wire, chain link fences, and the fact it was surrounded by “T-Walls” (reinforced and blast-proof concrete slabs).

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