Mosul Airport Reopens Today- Official

The Mosul Airport will resume operation this evening after a contract has been renewed with a security company for a further two months, the Ninewa governor said on Saturday.

“The Ministry of Transportation has renewed its contract with the foreign security firm assigned to protect the Mosul Airport for another two months,” Governor Athil al-Nujaifi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

Earlier, a source from the airport told Aswat al-Iraq news agency that U.S. forces had closed the airport and sacked its employees after the termination of the contract with the security company.

Mosul, the capital city of Ninewa province, lies 405 km north of Baghdad.

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