BAGHDAD, June 13 (KUNA) -- US forces closed down on Wednesday all of Sadr
city exits that connect the suburb to central Baghdad.
Correspondent of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said he saw US military tanks
and bulldozers being stationed, blocking bridges over the waterway that
separates Sadr city and central Baghdad.
Iraqi security members jointly with the US forces erected several
checkpoints to check pedestrians and vehicles, according to military sources.
A curfew will be effective at 3 p.m. (local time) later today, a source of
the premiership told KUNA.
The curfew is a measure intended to withstand possible flare-up of violence
in retaliation for the earlier attack on a holy shrine of Samaraa. (end)
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