Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Iraqi army denied what was published about the existence of a “maximum alert” in the capital, Baghdad, on Friday, after what was circulated on social media.
The Iraqi army spokesman, Yahya Abdul-Rasoul, said in a tweet on his Twitter account: “We deny what was circulated by some social media sites, that there is a state of maximum alert in Baghdad,” stressing that the security situation is “completely stable.”
The spokesman added that “what was raised about the presence of a telegram entering the security sectors in the event of an alert today, Friday, does not go beyond the issue of the usual daily security practices that take place in the morning and evening.”
And Arab media had said that Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi had issued orders to move the 9th Armored Division to the Green Zone, amid reports of tanks being deployed near the US embassy.
We deny what was circulated by some social networking sites, about the existence of a state of maximum alert in #Baghdad, and that the security situation is completely stable, and that what was raised about the presence of a telegram entering the security units in the state of alert “today Friday” does not exceed the issue of the usual daily security practices that are in a manner Morning and evening. https://t.co/QobyktPUbF
Source: CNN Arabic