[size=36]Coalition confirms its commitment to Abdul-Mahdi's order on the Iraqi airspace[/size]
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The US-led International Coalition announced its commitment to the order of Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, to cancel all flight approvals in Iraqi airspace.
"Senior commanders at the Joint Operation Headquarters have met with Iraqi Defense Ministry officials to discuss the recent directives of Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi on the use of airspace," the coalition said in a statement on its official website.
"As a guest within the sovereign borders of Iraq, the coalition complies with all Iraqi laws and directives of the Iraqi government. The US-led coalition immediately adhered to all directives from our Iraqi partners while implementing the prime minister's order," the statement said.
The Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Thursday, a decision to cancel all approvals for aviation in Iraqi airspace, including approvals for the flight of reconnaissance aircraft and combat aircraft and drones, both Iraqi and foreign.
The Prime Minister directed that the issuance of approvals be limited to the Commander-in-Chief or his authorized representative. The armed forces were instructed to deal immediately with any traffic in violation of the Prime Minister's decision.
This came in the wake of an explosion in the camp "Falcon" of the security forces and the Popular Mobilization, believed to be the result of an unknown bombardment. The investigation into the incident is ongoing