FAA restricts US operator flights over Iraq

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday restricted American operators from flying over Iraq due to a “potentially hazardous situation” created by continued armed conflict.

The FAA cited continued fighting between militants associated with ISIS and Iraqi security forces and their allies. The Pentagon on Friday confirmed that U.S. forces had conducted an airstrike against Islamic insurgents in Iraq.

The notice applied to “all U.S. carriers and commercial operators.”

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