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I'm up to read the canal writes his taxi three Baghdad's green zone that Jenny the once took him a couple of hours is now just five to ten minutes long he's now allowed unlimited access to the area after officials video opened it to the public last month it's his first time driving through Hey in sixteen years , since the US led invasion of Iraq in two thousand and three the fortified area in central Baghdad has been largely off limits to ordinary people due to security concerns it once served as the headquarters for US troops as well as for successive Iraqi regime's but over the years restrictions have a decent and a new generation of Iraqis getting a glimpse inside at the time I'm here to set it up in the opening of the green zone is a message of reassurance and love there are so many landmarks in sight the greens and which the Iraqi president is being deprived from seeing and at the same time it's a message to the Iraqi citizen that the security has begun improving and it means moving from a painful past to a prosperous future mon sat in one in eleven was stuff but is this zone is home to Iraqi government buildings the American embassy and other foreign embassies and diplomatic missions but that's no soul