Iraq building security wall around Baghdad

by AFP  |  published on February 5, 2016

Iraq is building a three-metre-high security wall and trench defences around Baghdad in an effort to thwart jihadist attacks, a security official said on Thursday.

The aim is to prevent the infiltration of “terrorists” and car bombs into the city, Brigadier General Saad Maan said.

“We began constructing a three-metre-high (10 foot) concrete wall and a trench around the city of Baghdad,” he told AFP.

Construction will take place in two phases, with areas north and west of Baghdad being addressed first, followed by other locations, though some will not require a wall or trench due to natural features, Maan said.

Territory held by the Islamic State jihadist group is located north and west of the capital, making those directions the priority.

  • Barry

    Although we have the same thoughts and wishes here, Unfortunately it’s not what you see, it’s what you don’t see. The politicians on both sides of the isle have been feeding us a line to shut us up. The problem is only 49-50% of us now see through the ruse, and theyve been Ab.e to become very so well entrenched. The only two candidates that will do something are Cruz ( the only politians thT opposed the gang of 8 who wanted to grant blanket amnesty) and Trump.

  • cowboy

    If the Iraqis and Israelis can build walls, then I see no reason why we can’t build one on our southern border!

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