Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Mahdi, following a mysterious blast that hit a munitions depot in Baghdad, has ordered the air defences to immediately bring down any aerial vehicle that will violate the country’s airspace, the government’s press service said on Thursday.

The decision came after a blast hit the ammo depot in the Iraqi capital on Monday, leaving one civilian killed and dozens injured.

Though the causes of the explosion remain unknown, the incident has given rise to a number of theories, including that Israel might have been allegedly behind the airstrike on the depot belonging to the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces.

“The prime minister ordered to revoke all special flight permits in Iraqi airspace for reconnaissance aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft with weapons, fighters, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles of all kinds available to the Iraqi and non-Iraqi sides”, the press service said following the Iraqi National Security Council meeting.

The council also ruled that flight permits would now be issued exclusively by the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, i.e. Mahdi, or officials authorized by him.

“All authorities are required to comply with this order. Any flights that violate this regulation will be considered an aggression, which our air defence will immediately respond to”, the statement added.

It is noteworthy that the decision also comes amid the Turkish Air Force’s regular raids against the Kurdistan Workers Party’s positions in Iraq, which the latter has repeatedly slammed as an assault on its sovereignty.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Tony B.
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Hopefully this also means U.S. planes as well. And if Iraq doesn’t have the means let them sublet to Iran.

lenhard
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iraq must by the s400 .

Wake Thehellup
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Already in the works lenhard………

Daeshbags-Sux
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Then get deprived from spare-parts for the many billions of US military gear they purchased, if there aren’t kill switches in…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

+++”Hopefully this also means U.S. planes as well”
=> I highly doubt about it.
+++ “And if Iraq doesn’t have the means let them sublet to Iran.”
=> That’s why they recently closed their border crossing with Iran
The Badr Org. may be Shia, they’re also VERY nationalist and not really willing to end Lebanonised and taken between a rock and a hard place in the running cold war around…

lenhard
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nice good job iraq ,shoot the turks and iraeli,s down .

Daeshbags-Sux
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It would already be very good were they able to intercept the Turkish aircraft and the Iranian missiles, both doing attacks manly into KRG. I’m very dubious about any Israeli aircraft to shoot down, what happened in this PMF depot needs forensic. PMF says it was an US drone, some official says it was Israeli F-35, can as much be a Turkish or Saudi or Emirati one or even a false flag, who knows. Or, as simply as about 2 weeks ago when another PMF arms depot blew, you had many alleging it was an Israeli air strike while in… Read more »

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Nestor Arapa

Lo dudo, Irak no puede ni expulsar a los Turcos en el norte.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Ah, time for some Turkey-shooting…