Kuwait Airways Suspends Flights to Iraq Amid Baghdad Airport Attacks

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LONDON – Kuwait Airways announced on Saturday that it will no longer fly to Iraq due to “the current situation there.”

According to the airline, the decision was made in accordance with Kuwait’s civil aviation authority’s instruction.

On Friday, several rockets struck the Baghdad International Airport compound in Iraq, causing damage to at least 1 plane, an Airbus A300 formerly operating for the Iraqi government.

The Iraqi government, whose government is led by the current Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, blamed the airport attack on “non-state terrorist gangs,” a reference to Iran-backed rogue Shiite militias.

The attack is, according to Kadhimi, “a new attempt to smear Iraq’s reputation, which we have worked hard to restore regionally and internationally.”

He went on to say that the strike was part of a “frantic” increase in attacks in recent months aimed at destabilizing the country.

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