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Dubai: Flydubai has halted flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf "due to the disruption on the ground" at the airport until July 22, the Dubai state-owned airline said on Sunday.

Najaf airport was closed down on Friday after hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic on Friday, extending several days of protests.

Iraq protests continue for the sixth day

Najaf is among the cities in southern Iraq that have witnessed days of protests over poor services and against alleged official corruption.

Flydubai, which operates a daily return flight from Dubai to Najaf, is monitoring the situation, an airline spokeswoman said.