Flights resume in Kurdistan Region
The Kurdistan Region’s two international airports reopened Wednesday after a 48-hour shutdown due to military traffic from Russia's air campaign in neighboring Syria.

Director of Erbil International Airport Talar Fayaq told NRT that flights would resume at 08:00 am local time after they were halted for two days.

Similarly, Sulaimaniya International Airport Director Tahir Abdulla stated that the flights would resume in and out of that airport.

Iraq’s civil aviation authority issued a statement late Sunday saying the region’s airports would be closed from Monday until Wednesday "to protect travelers and because of the crossing of cruise missiles and bombers in the northern part of Iraq launched from the Caspian Sea."

A number of Russian long-range missiles passed over the Kurdistan Region on Oct. 7, heading westward toward Syria, in a similar campaign.

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu later confirmed the reports saying warships in the Caspian Sea had launched cruise missiles towards targets in Syria.

News Code: 11939  |  Date: 2015/11/25  |  Time: 14 : 56

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