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Baghdad vulnerable, former Iraqi leader says

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Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said the national government of Iraq is already unable to secure Baghdad. (Source: CNN) Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said the national government of Iraq is already unable to secure Baghdad. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Baghdad, the capital of Iraq,  is vulnerable as militant ISIS fighters are closing in and violence is engulfing the country.

"Definitely the belt of Baghdad is under their (terrorist) control and the government is unable to challenge this. The government is unable to prevent explosions inside Baghdad, even in the areas around the Green Zone," Allawi said on Thursday.

The Green Zone is a heavily secured area in central Baghdad.

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