Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

Baghdad asks Kurdistan airports to close as Russia targets ISIS in Syria

By Rudaw 23/11/2015
-
-

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Baghdad has asked that the airports in Erbil and Sulaimani halt all flights for 48 hours, in order to protect the safety of travelers while Russian jets are targeting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

“We have been informed by Baghdad to halt the flights because of Russian jets attacking Daesh (ISIS) in Syria. This is for the safety of travelers,” Talar Faiyq, head of Erbil International Airport, told Rudaw late Sunday. 

She said all flights were halted for Monday and Tuesday and will not resume at least until Wednesday.

Comments

 
Data pager
Previous
Page size:
PageSizeComboBox
select
xalaf | 23/11/2015
and that's why we should have declared independence! they can now use any excuse to shut down Kurdish airspace like they did last year
kallakk | 23/11/2015
Are they telling us that the Russians launched their cruise missiles and don't know which path they take? they fire them and cross their fingers? or maybe they're so stupid that they fire them over Sulaimany and Hawler airports? Come on! this is just a bloody excuse by the scum in Baghdad to close down our sky!
Roj | 23/11/2015
Baghdad ha no business telling the Kurds what to do with their airports. Have we ever asked Arabs to close Baghdad and Basra airports for whatever reasons? I cannot believe that Kurdish leaders are still taking orders from the Shiite militia and their Iranian backed terrorist masters! This is ridiculous!!!
Vibe | 23/11/2015
If the Kurdish leadership complies with the Shiite demand then they are a bunch of jellyfish with no backbone. This is utterly unacceptable.
Dutchman | 23/11/2015
Stop all passenger flights when Russians are in the neighbourhood. Putin and his soldiers first shoot and then look who exactly they killed. That is how they shot down MH17 with 200 Dutchman and 100 other passengers. And that is how they bomb Syria.

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Argushi, USA | 10/19/2017 9:47:07 AM
Wow this young men has made history. this is why the world respect kurds. but unfortunately when when we need the world they are no where to be seen...
Atsiravla Ekroy | 10/19/2017 2:19:56 PM
At least he stands for something!
Young man who defied police by taking down Iraqi flag: I was ready to die for Kirkuk
| 12 hours ago | (7)
duroi | 10/19/2017 1:58:33 PM
Baghdad will gradually implement all the anti Kurdish tested policies of Iran and the Kurds in Iraq are slowly sinking in this swamp because of ...
Iraqi PM orders arrest of security guards for violations in Khanaqin, State TV
| 8 hours ago | (1)
A. | 10/19/2017 11:33:42 AM
Has Iraq a court? wow what kind of justice do they have there? Lol! Shut uuup Iraqi bullshiters. /Sincerley everyone on this planet
Long live Kosrat | 10/19/2017 12:28:28 PM
God bless Kosrat Rasul, Iraq's high court should issue an arrest of Al Abadi for letting Hashed to loot, rape, murder and humiliate Kurds in Kirkuk,...
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish Vice President Rasul
| 26 minutes ago | (7)
Darwin | 10/19/2017 12:22:01 PM
Really tragic how hatred can disolve all countries.. there is no point , just harrassing on the only damn planet we even see any sign of life. What...
Erdogan: Iraqi border may soon close on condition Baghdad meets KRG needs
| 9 hours ago | (1)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

KRG welcomes initiative by Abadi for dialogue 3 hours ago |

KRG welcomes initiative by Abadi for dialogue

Abadi said dialogue is the solution to begin a more
Anfal survivor: My house set on fire following Iraq’s takeover of Khurmatu 4 hours ago |

Anfal survivor: My house set on fire following Iraq’s takeover of Khurmatu

I used to live in a small house in Khurmatu. They more
0.594 seconds