Protesters stormed the airport in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Friday, halting all air traffic.
Public anger over the lack of basic services and high unemployment is growing in Iraq as protests that have raged in the southern province of Basra this week spread northwards
Following anti-corruption protests across southern #Iraq, protesters in Najaf storm the governor’s office and airport, chanting “the people want the fall of the [political] parties” pic.twitter.com/VkmXVCmAOq
— Hayder al-Khoei (@Hayder_alKhoei) July 13, 2018
Qatar Airways advises the temporary cancellation of flights to and from Al Najaf Airport (NJF) Iraq, due to security reasons, on 14 and 15 July. The cancelled flights are:
14 July – QR460 DOH-NJF and QR461 NJF-DOH; QR456 DOH-NJF and QR457 NJF-DOH
15 July – QR460 DOH-NJF and QR461 NJF-DOH
The status of flights QR456 and QR457 on 15 July will be determined following further review by local authorities on 15 July, and this alert will be updated with new flight information after that review.