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Qatar warplanes make refueling stop in Cyprus

Qatar warplanes make refueling stop in Cyprus

Cyprus says three aircraft belonging to the Qatar Air Force have made an unscheduled stop at the island's Larnaca airport to refuel.
Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said in a statement Tuesday that the two Mirage and one cargo aircraft will depart as soon as they have refueled.
A Cyprus Civil Aviation Department official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that high winds forced the two Mirage 2000 and one C-17 cargo aircraft to land at Larnaca to refuel. The official said the aircraft are heading to a U.S. military base in Crete.
Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias has said the government does not condone any military action in Libya and is not taking part.


Updated : 2021-03-06 19:48 GMT+08:00