Sweden's transport agency announced Friday that the country has suspended all flights to northern Iraq over security concerns. Earlier this week, Iraq closed its northern airspace for over 48 hours due to military traffic from Russia's air campaign in Syria. Commercial routes were upset over the military traffic, as well as resupply and recon flights for the coalition, led by the United States, that has been bombing ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq for over a year. Flights had resumed by Wednesday in northern Iraq but Sweden's transport agency announced in an online statement that it was limiting Air Zagros and Iraqi Airways from flying to Sulaimaniya and Erbil starting on Saturday. Other flights between Sweden and northern Iraq have also been canceled.
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