Iraqi PM Orders Security Agencies Tighten Security Measures During Ramadan

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Khadimi has instructed the security agencies to beef up security measures and ensure a peaceful environment for the people across the country during the month of Ramadan.

Al Khadimi, during a meeting with officials from the Interior Ministry, said that “security leadership needs to adopt new and special measures that fit the social activities and needs during Ramadan.”

Al Kadhimi also ordered the Civil Defense Corps to stay vigilant in order to deal with any sort of emergency situations.

People across Iraq usually go to mosques, shiners, commercial areas, parks and cafes after breaking their fast at sunset to avoid soaring temperatures during the day.

The terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and Islamic State (IS) would try to carry attacks during the month of Ramadan as they believe it has more reward.

The deadliest attack was in 2016 when a suicide truck bombing targeted a shopping mall in Iraq’s capital city Baghdada, in which at least 300 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded.

IS claimed responsibility for that bombing as the Iraqi people were getting perpetration for the three-day Eid Al Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan.

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