Baghdad airport closed to commercial traffic indefinitely

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Baghdad airport closed to commercial traffic indefinitely

Postby Prodigal Son » Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:44 pm

Look on the bright side. Now we won't have to worry about securing that silly road from the airport to the city. ... 55/1/.html

BAGHDAD : Iraq's international airport in Baghdad will remain closed for commercial flights until further notice, the office of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said.

Allawi on Monday decided to shut the airport for 48 hours after he declared a state of emergency in a desperate bid to curb unrest engulfing the country.

On Wednesday, he extended the closure for another 24 hours.

Attacks against symbols of the US-backed government and security forces have spiked since US and Iraqi forces invaded the rebel epicentre of Fallujah on Monday in a bid to regain control.

Curfews have also been imposed on several cities, including Baghdad.

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Postby GeneTherapy » Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:32 pm

Now the insurgents will know that everyone traveling to or from the airport is involved in military flights. That might end up making that road more dangerous.
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