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Iraq: Airports in Kurdish region to be opened after restoration of federal authority
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March 13, 2018

In Iraq, airports in the country's Kurdish region will be opened to international flights after federal authority has been restored.

Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said the airports are due to open within a few days.

The announcement comes some six months after the airports were initially shut to international flights following a controversial referendum vote in northern Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region that overwhelmingly backed independence from Baghdad.