Baghdad airport to close before Saddam verdict

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November 4, 2006 15:53




Baghdad's international airport will close indefinitely on Sunday morning, ahead of an expected verdict in Saddam Hussein's trial, Iraqi state television reported Saturday. The closure coincides with a curfew in the Iraqi capital and two surrounding provinces ahead of an expected verdict in the trial of deposed leader Saddam Hussein. The airport will close at 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) and remain closed until further notice, a Transportation Ministry official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.


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