Iraq closed airspace for civilian flights


Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau

WASHINGTON DC, 15th April. According to the Iraqi media reports on Saturday evening suggested that several Iranian drones had traversed Iraqi airspace en route to Israel.

Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority said that Iraq suspended all civilian flights within its airspace on Saturday, as a precaution to ensure the safety and security of civil aviation amid regional tensions.

The closure became effective from 11:30 p.m. local time on Saturday to 5:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, the authority said on Saturday, indicated that this suspension might be prolonged if necessary media reported.

This development follows Iran’s repeated declarations of intent to conduct retaliatory attacks against Israel for the deaths of seven Iranian individuals in a strike on Iran’s consular building in Damascus, Syria, on April 1.

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