Baghdad Hit by Dust Storm as Hundreds Report Breathing Difficulties

Baghdad was again shrouded in a thick cloud of dust on Thursday, May 5, with similar conditions reported in other provinces.

The Iraqi News Agency said hundreds of people in affected areas had presented at health centers with breathing difficulties.

Video released by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq shows poor visibility in a thick dust cloud in Baghdad.

Similar conditions were seen on May 1. Credit: UN Assistance Mission for Iraq via Storyful

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