BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces were redirected from Iraq’s airspace on Friday and forced to reroute over Iran, air traffic observers reported this afternoon.

According to the reports, a Russian Tu-154M was traveling from Moscow to the Syrian coastal province of Latakia, when the Iraqi government made the decision to block the warplane’s flight over their airspace.

No reason was cited by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense for blocking this Russian warplane.

The Russian warplane is reportedly making another attempt to fly across Iraq in order to reach the Latakia Governorate in western Syria.

Syria and Iraq have an agreement to allow their air forces to use one another’s airspace while attacking the Islamic State (ISIS); however, the Russian jet is likely transporting troops to the Hmeymim Airbase in Jableh, which begs the question as to why were they prohibited from using the Iraqi airspace.

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Kopfz
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Kopfz
2018-08-31 23:02

Because Iraq is an occupied territory of the US, and does what it is told.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-09-01 01:08
Reply to  Kopfz

And also occupied by Iran…
And you have a new alliance between Iran, Qatar and Turkey : since the Qatar-KSA-Jordan-Syria-Turkey=> EU pipeline has been trashed, Qatar has switched sides, add that if North-Dome is the biggest gas field on Earth, Iran has the biggest known gas reserves… And EU is the biggest energy market…
Both of these pipeline projects would TOTALLY devastate Russian economy since the sales of gas to EU is their #1 export revenue…

Manuel Flores Escobar
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Manuel Flores Escobar
2018-09-01 02:27
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you must to study geography…Saudi arabia dont allow qatar gas pipeline through territory…Iran will supply EU or not due to US sanctions…meanwhile Russia are building Turkstream and has started to build Northstream 2

hestroy
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hestroy
2018-08-31 22:55

Puppets.

JerryDrakeJr
JerryDrakeJr
2018-08-31 21:01

Tu-154M is not a warplane.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-09-01 01:03
Reply to  JerryDrakeJr

Exact!

n.md.148
n.md.148
2018-09-01 02:26

let us hear from the iraq and russia exactly what had happened

Han
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2018-09-01 18:33
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The Iraqis are saying this is fake news meant to harm Iraq’s relations with Russia.

Piotr Berman
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Piotr Berman
2018-09-01 19:16
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At the very least, the Iraqi denial says that this is not a new policy, if they would close their airspace to VKS (Russian air force), the consequences for Syria would be pretty bad, but Iraq needs Russia and Syria, even as they try to appease USA to some extend. Iraq resembles Byzantines at their worse periods, intrigues and backstabbing, so everything can happen there from time to time.

Manuel Flores Escobar
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Manuel Flores Escobar
2018-09-01 02:39

Because Iraq want to pressure Russia vs Iran as the last one have deployed ballistic missile in the south of Iraq surely without the approval of US puppet ministry of defense and CIA dog Muqtada al sadr…Iraq PMU are basically an Iran ally…thats why USA attacked them in Al Bukamal!

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Moomin troll
2018-09-01 05:28

Doesnt explain why russian plane was stopped from flying over.

james ha
james ha
2018-09-02 06:31

because you do what the uncle samuel says.
or else the uncle samuel will hold his breath.
until he turns blue.

Mark
Mark
2018-08-31 21:33

BS, Propaganda from Benjanyahu.

gustavo
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gustavo
2018-08-31 21:52

One has to have in mind that Iraq is a USA-puppet somehow.

zman
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zman
2018-08-31 22:17

No surprise…didn’t Iraq just reneg on their pledge to not honor sanctions against Iran? Iraq is still run by those that suck off the US…Sooner or later they will regret not having gotten rid of the US. Who in their government is still being bought by the US?

Ron
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Ron
2018-09-01 01:04

Because ‘Abadi’!

PranSa
PranSa
2018-09-01 10:19

The US knows that its dream project called ISIS or Daesh is about to end in Syria with the Idlib offences by SAA. So, the ugly hegemon is pulling all strings to inconvenience Russia to prevent if pissible, or delay at the least, the liberation of Idlib. Reminds me of the 2015 September-October attempts by the US to prevent movements of Russian planes and battle wares to Syria. The US then had asked the European countries to block Russian planes from flying through their skies. Interestingly, the EU nations concerned refused to obey the US orders. They permitted Russia to… Read more »