Thursday, January 18, 2007

Coming: Huge Baghdad Checkpoints

It's about time.

VOI Exclusive: Four Monstrous Baghdad "Security Gates"
Posted 7 hr. 34 min. ago

From the Voices of Iraq news agency

Baghdad entrances to get security gates with surveillance cameras By Hosam al-Shahmani Baghdad, Jan 18, (VOI) – The entrances of Baghdad will get during 2007 four security gates complete with surveillance cameras to monitor all vehicles coming into and leaving the Iraqi capital, an official source in Baghdad governorate said on Thursday. The four gates will cost a total of 24 billion dinars ($18.5 million), the source, who declined to be named, told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI). The cameras will be "connected to the offices of the Iraqi president, the prime minister, the parliament speaker and the governor of Baghdad so that monitor directly all vehicles coming in through the four gates," "The gates will also have ultraviolet equipments to see through the vehicles in order to intercept car bombs and vehicles smuggling weapons," he added. Each gate will have an emergency aid center, a fire fighting unit, a mosque, four towers and a parking car lot, the source said.


Survivor of the suicide bombing of a Baghdad army recruitment centre

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