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Weapons & ammunition warehouses threaten Iraqi residents’ safety

Weapons & ammunition warehouses threaten Iraqi residents’ safety
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Baghdad (IraqiNews) A security source informed, on Sunday, that over 120 weapons and ammunition warehouses are still in different residential areas in Iraq, while described these warehouses as “time bombs” due to the high temperature.

The source said, “About 120 weapons and ammunition warehouses and caches are still left in the residential areas,” while added that these warehouses are like time bombs, especially with the notable increase in temperature this summer.

He further explained that the transfer of weapons caches from the cities stopped before the legislative elections mid-last year, and no transfer was made since then.

The source also indicated that cities such as Baghdad, Diyala, Salahuddin and Babil are ranked first in the number of warehouses that contain weapons, explosives and various war materials, such as missiles, rockets and explosive components.

“Most of these weapons and ammunition are stored in primitive barrels and metal containers that threaten the security and safety of citizens,” he said.

It is noteworthy that a number of cities witnessed, earlier, the explosion of warehouses located in residential area, mostly because of the high temperature during the summer. These explosions resulted in the killing and injury of large number of citizens, as well as inflicting material damage to the area of incident.



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