Supporters of the Shi'a Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) militia 30? are reportedly blocking the Mosul - Erbil main road as of Monday, August 5, to denounce the Iraqi government's decision to replace the militia by the Iraqi army in the Niveneh Plains. Protesters have vowed to block more roads in the coming hours.
Lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.
Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by 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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