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UN moves dozens of staff out of Baghdad: spokesman

A Iraqi young boy and tribesmen hold up their weapons as they gather to show their readiness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities on June 16, 2014 in the capital Baghdad. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

UNITED NATIONS, United States: The United Nations said Monday it was moving dozens of employees out of Baghdad as a precaution due to the deteriorating security situation in Iraq.

A spokesman said 58 of the 200 international staff working for the UN in and around Baghdad "are being relocated temporarily to other areas outside" the capital.

 

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