During the last week, there was instruction in Nineveh TV to the Taxi drivers.
This instructions include:
1-For every taxicab working inside the town, the driver MUST remove the cover of the rear luggage box. That means the cover should be removed completely, and the cars move in the streets without rear covers.
2-For every taxicab working outside the town, at the external and highway roads, the drivers should open the rear luggage box when he reach the check point near the city, and keep it open as long as his car is inside the town. He can shut the rear luggage box only when he leave the town at the check point out side the city.
These instructions were only to the Governorate of Nineveh and the city of Mosul, in order to make searching the cars (specially the taxicab) more easily.
Today in the TV, there was American patrol in the Downtown, stopping the taxicabs which doesn't remove the rear luggage box, and make them remove that rear luggage box in front of the TV camera.
Yesterday the Governor deputy of Mosul announce that they are going to dig a trench around the city of Mosul leaving 9 openning or Gates seriously guarded to prevent the entry of bombed cars and the terrorist to the city. The trench will be ready in a couple of weeks.