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Baghdad extends flight ban on Iraqi Kurdistan

Mina Aldroubi writes for The National:

Iraq on Monday extended a ban on international flights to and from the autonomous Kurdish region.

Tensions between Baghdad and Erbil escalated after the latter held an independence referendum in September that overwhelmingly backed secession from the rest of Iraq.

The ban, scheduled to be lifted on February 28, has been extended by three months, a senior official at Erbil airport said.

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