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Kuwait Airways stops flights to Beirut due to “security warnings”

Kuwait Airways announced on its Twitter page that it decided to stop flights to Beirut from today until further notice, following “serious security warnings” received from the Greek Cypriot authorities deeming it “dangerous” to fly the airspace surrounding Lebanon.

Kuwait Airways stops flights to Beirut due to “security warnings”

The announcement came two days after Europe’s air traffic control agency told carriers flying over the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes into Syria.

The action follows rising tension in the Eastern Mediterranean after a suspected chemical attack against civilians in Douma, Syria.
According to the BBC the US, UK and France are believed to be preparing for a military strike in response to last Saturday’s alleged attack.

Currently, flights to Cyprus are operating normally. However, it is reported that flights to Larnaca and Paphos could be affected if the western allies decide to launch strikes.

Kathimerini Cyprus reported yesterday that tornado bombers at RAF Akrotiri are on standby and ready to strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if such an order is given out, just days after a US missile destroyer left Larnaca port.

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