Algeria closes its airspace to French military flights

Algeria closes its airspace to French military flights

Algeria closes its airspace to French military flights — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) Algeria closed its airspace to French military flights on Sunday, the latest escalation in the deepening diplomatic row between Paris and its former Mediterranean colony.

Algiers decided to bar access to its airspace to French military jets participating in the anti-terrorist Operation Barkhane in West Africa’s Sahel region. Such flights reportedly had been a regular occurrence in the past, and Algeria previously had kept its skies open for the French planes.