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Sunday , September 22 2019

Bahrain, UAE say Qatari jets interfering with their flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are again accusing Qatari military jets of interfering with their flights, the latest accusations amid the Arab countries’ boycott of Doha over a diplomatic dispute. Qatar didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Bahrain’s state-run news agency said late Monday that Qatari fighter jets passed underneath an Emirati plane with a tail number corresponding to an aircraft flown by the ruling family of Fujairah, one of the UAE’s seven emirates. It said the incident took place over international waters.

Data from FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking website, show an Airbus A320 associated with Fujairah’s ruling family flew that route Monday en route to Rome and did slightly gain altitude near Bahrain.
Authorities in Fujairah did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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