Kurdish airports open for international flights, Iraqi PM says

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Airports in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq will be reopened to international air traffic on Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadia declared in a statement issued by his office.

International flights to and from the region’s two main airports, in Erbil and Suleimaniya, were halted on Sept 29 as part of sanctions imposed on the Kurds after they held an independence referendum four days earlier in defiance of Baghdad and voted overwhelmingly for separation.

Kurdish authorities have agreed that the airports should come under federal control and report to...


Kurdish airports open for international flights, Iraqi PM says


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