27 May 2024
Iraq stops and searches Syria-bound plane from Iran, finds no prohibited items on-board
By Aljazeera

Iraq stopped and searched a Syria-bound Iranian cargo plane for weapons on Tuesday, but allowed it to continue as no prohibited items were found, Iraqi officials said.

"We requested an Iranian cargo plane to land and it responded and was searched by air cargo specialists and security agencies," Nasser Bandar, the head of Iraq's civil aviation authority, told AFP.

"We did not see anything contrary to the instructions banning the transport of weapons between the Syrian and Iranian sides, so we therefore allowed it to continue its trip," he said.

A high-ranking Iraqi official told AFP that the aircraft was bound for Damascus from Tehran.

- Agence France Presse


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