Abadi direct Baghdad operations to reduce security breaches

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday issued security directives and orders to lead the Baghdad operations to control security in the capital and address any breach.
"Al-Abbadi issued a series of measures and orders to lead the Baghdad operations to contribute to maintaining security in the capital and protecting the lives of citizens," the media office of the prime minister said in a statement.
"These directives came during the visit of the Prime Minister to Baghdad Operations Headquarters and its leaders' meeting. Security plans were reviewed in the capital Baghdad after the terrorist bombings targeting citizens in Karrada and the Retirement Department," the statement said.


Abadi stressed that "the importance of thwarting the enemy's plans, which receives defeats at the hands of our heroes on the fronts of the fighting and tries to undermine the security of citizens," stressing that "anyone who wants to tamper with the lives of innocent people should not be allowed to implement his plans, "He said. The capital Baghdad, during the past two days, two suicide bombings, one of which targeted a chain of restaurants in Karrada, while the other targeted the Directorate of General Retirement in Salhiya. Those attacks resulted in the injury and killing of civilians.


On Tuesday, the prime minister attributed the bombings in Baghdad to an "intelligence flaw" rather than a "security breakdown" and said the government was working on a "radical plan" on joint checkpoints. In the meantime, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday expressed its strong condemnation and condemnation of the two terrorist bombings that targeted Baghdad recently.


"Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned and condemned the two explosions that took place in the center of the Iraqi capital Baghdad; dozens of people were killed and wounded," a foreign ministry statement said.
The source, according to the statement received by the (range) yesterday, "the condolences to the families of the victims and the brotherly Republic of Iraq and the people and government; wishing the injured speedy recovery, and at the same time, the Kingdom's position against terrorism and extremism."


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