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MEDITERRANEAN SEA - APRIL 7: In this handout provided by the U.S. Navy,The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires a Tomahawk land attack missile on April 7, 2017 in the Mediterranean Sea. The USS Porter was one of two destroyers that fired a total of 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians this week. The attack was the first direct U.S. assault on Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the six-year war there. (Photo by Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Syria strikes: UAE carriers asked to take precautionary measures

The GCAA, said it was closely monitoring the recent events with regards to the possibility of launching air strikes on Syria and its impact on airports in the Syrian border or neighbouring countries, which the UAE national carriers operate to and from.

Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, said that:” The GCAA is in close coordination with the concerned authorities in the State and the national carriers, in dealing with the current situation at the moment and in accordance with the changes taking place.” ” The Authority will take appropriate action in the event there is any threat against the safety and security of civil aviation,” he added in a statement.
”The GCAA has issued a circular to national carriers operating flights to countries close to Syria to take precautionary measures,” he said

Source: Gulf News

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