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EASA extends conflict zone warning for Iraqi airspace
15 October 2018

The Baghdad FIR roughly follows the Iraqi border

On October 15, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) extended the validity of Conflict Zone Information Bulletin CZIB 2017-04R3 to 15 April 2019. The risk is described as:

Due to the presence of various weaponry including MANPADS (man-portable air-defence systems), it is advised to be 
cautious with the risk associated to civil aviation. The risk to operations at all altitudes is assessed to be HIGH, 
except for airways UM688 and UM860. The highest airspace risk is estimated to be along the entire Iraq/Syrian border.


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