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Iraq extends air blockade of Kurdistan by 3 months: airport official

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Iraq has extended by three months a ban on international flights to the autonomous Kurdish region, a senior official at Arbil airport in the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan said today.

Baghdad imposed the air blockade in September -- and until February 28 -- after Iraqi Kurdistan voted overwhelmingly for independence in a non-binding referendum rejected as illegal by the central government.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 5:40 PM IST

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