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|15 July, 2018

Jordan's state airline suspends flights to Iraqi city of Najaf- statement

Jordan's state airline said on Sunday it had suspended four weekly flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Royal Jordanian Airbus 320 is being prepared at Amman airport minutes before its departure to Baghdad September 27, 2000.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A Royal Jordanian Airbus 320 is being prepared at Amman airport minutes before its departure to Baghdad September 27, 2000.

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AMMAN- Jordan's state airline said on Sunday it had suspended four weekly flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf due to the "security situation at it's airport, a company statement said.

Royal Jordanian said Najaf is the ninth destination in the region - from Mosul in Iraq to Aden and Sanaa in Yemen - to which it has suspended flights due to turmoil in recent years.

Najaf is among the cities in southern Iraq that have witnessed days of protests over poor services and against alleged official corruption.

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(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Toby Chopra) ((suleiman.al-khalidi@thomsonreuters.com; +962 79 5521407; Reuters Messaging: suleiman.al-khalidi.reuters.com@thomsonreuters.net))