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Planes from Iraq land in Damascus air port for the first time in 7 years

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    Damascus was cleared of Turkey backed soldiers earlier this year. So now it's safe again.

    Iraqi planes land in Damascus following 7-year hiatus

    Following a seven-year hiatus caused by the economic embargo imposed on Syria and the unstable security situation, an Iraqi civilian airplane landed Aug. 20 for the first time at Damascus International Airport. Syria used this step politically and deemed it a victory for the Syrian army against terrorism, as was announced by the Syrian Minister of Transport Aug. 20.

    In conjunction with growing air traffic, the director of Damascus International Airport, Nidhal Mohammed, revealed Sept. 12 that the number of arrivals to the airport increased by 20% over the same period last year, and the proportion of air freight also increased 15% from last year.

    Prior to the return of the Iraqi airplane to Damascus, Iraqi Airways refrained from operating direct flights to Damascus, except for transit flights. Meanwhile, Syrian companies were transporting Iraqis to Damascus and vice versa — especially visitors to religious sites in Syria.

    more at http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/09/damascus-iraq-syria-flight-flydamas.html#ixzz5R659ClSV
     
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