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Iraq: Basra airport protest over security measures leads to flight cancellations

Iraq’s transport minister has called for the closure of southern Iraq’s Basra International Airport, a move the British military said Monday threatens the economic recovery of this southern city. The dispute has led to the cancellation of three flights that were due to land Monday in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, and adds to increasing tensions between local Shiite leaders and British forces based in the region. Full Story

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