The dust storm reduces visibility near Baghdad

Visibility was reduced on the streets of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, May 16, when powerful sandstorms hit the region. Earlier Monday, the Ministry of Health instructed health departments across the country to prepare for emergencies following the sandstorms. Flights from Baghdad international airports resumed Monday afternoon after being temporarily suspended due to dust, local media reported, while Basra International Airport in eastern Iraq was forced to close. This footage, captured by Instagram user @laith_albermani, shows dusty scenes on a road near Baghdad International Airport on Monday. Credit: @laith_albermani via Storyful