WORLD Emirates airline cancels flights to Baghdad after Iran missile strikes

WORLD

Emirates airline cancels flights to Baghdad after Iran missile strikes

Xinhua

19:17, January 08, 2020

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DUBAI, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s carrier Emirates airline on Wednesday cancelled flights to Baghdad in the wake of last night's Iranian missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq.

"Emirates flights EK 943 from Dubai to Baghdad and flights EK 944 from Baghdad to Dubai on Jan. 8 have been cancelled for operational reasons," according to a statement of Emirates airline.

"We are carefully monitoring the developments and are in close contact with the relevant government authorities with regards to our flight operations, and will make further operational changes if required," it added.

Iran launched multiple ballistic missiles on early Wednesday targeting U.S. bases in Iraq to retaliate the U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

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