Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

Iraqi authorities on Tuesday reopened a bridge in central Baghdad leading to the high-security Green Zone, in a sign of easing tensions a year after the launch of an anti-government protest movement.The fragility of the return to normal, however, was underlined by the killing of a prominent activist in Amarah, 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Baghdad.Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in October 2019, when the nationwide revolt erupted.Massive concrete barriers and metal fences were removed …

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