Baghdad's decade-old curfew to end on Saturday, Iraq's PM says

February 5, 2015 12:12 PM

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Baghdad's decade-old curfew to end on Saturday, Iraq's PM says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad's decade-old curfew will end on Saturday and four neighborhoods will be "demilitarized", Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday, as he tries to normalize the capital.

Some form of curfew has been in place since the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, hindering commercial and civilian movement. The midnight (2100 GMT) to 5 a.m. curfew has been in place for more than seven years.

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