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19 Nov 2018 | 09:49 AM UTC

Iraq: Celebrations for Prophet’s birthday in Baghdad Nov. 20

Iraq News Alert

Sunni Muslims to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday on November 20; associated disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Iraq, Baghdad


Sunni Muslims will gather to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed on Tuesday, November 20. Celebrations in Baghdad are expected to concentrate in the Adhamiyah district. Localized traffic disruptions due to road closures and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the celebrations.

Other gatherings can be expected in cities throughout Iraq.  


Individuals in Iraq are advised to monitor the situation, avoid large public gatherings as a precaution due to the underlying terrorist threat, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.


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