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DHL resumes cargo flights to Iraq, Afghanistan

DHL, the international express courier, has resumed flights to Iraq and Afghanistan, just over a week after one of its planes was hit by a surface-to-air missile in Iraq, a spokesman for its parent company Deutsche Post said. DHL resumed flights to Iraq last Thursday and resumed flights to Afghanistan on Friday, said the spokesman for the semi-privatised German postal authority. Services to Iraq had been suspended on November 22 after one of DHL’s planes was hit by a surface-to-air missile as it left Baghdad airport and was forced to make an emergency landing. In addition, services to Afghanistan were halted on November 25 while DHL carried out a security review in the volatile country. The Deutsche Post spokesman told AFP that flights had been resumed after “additional security measures were taken in cooperation with US troops.” He did not provide further details. Full Story

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