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Tue Jan 7, 2020, 10:35 PM

U.S. FAA bans airlines from flying over Iraq, Iran after missile attack on U.S. troops

Source: reuters

WASHINGTON/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq.

Tehran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iranian territory against at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S.-led coalition personnel, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

The FAA said it issued the airspace ban “due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East, which present an inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation operations.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-safety-mideast/u-s-faa-bans-airlines-from-flying-over-iraq-iran-after-missile-attack-on-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1Z622K

Gulf of Oman is also under the ban

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