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Iran fires missiles; US 'bans' airspace over Middle East

By Zeeshan Mohd. . 8th January 2020 12:35pm
 Iran fires missiles; US 'bans' airspace over Middle East

U.S Aviation Administration bans its carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran fired missiles on the U.S.-led forces in Iraq. 

Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases hosting its personnel. The FAA said it issued the airspace ban "due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East, which present an inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation operations."

Many countries have taken evasive measures to safeguard its passengers considering that a Malaysian Airline Flight MH17 was shot down in 2014 by a missile over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on-board. 

Countries including the likes of Korea, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and India among others have asked its passenger planes to re-route away from the 'war-zone'.