International Flight Ban On Iraqi Kurds Imposed After Vote

A ban on international flights into Iraq’s Kurdish region was being imposed on Friday after the Baghdad government retaliated against a vote for independence that has drawn opposition from foreign powers.
The Kurds say the referendum acknowledges their contribution in confronting Islamic State after it overwhelmed the Iraqi army.
Around 30 million live in Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran.
Iraq’s Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in a referendum on Monday, defying neighboring countries which fear the vote could lead to renewed conflict in the region.
Their autonomous region in Iraq is the closest the Kurds have come in modern times to a state.

Read more on: