Eurocontrol warns airlines of possible missile strikes into Syria

Amman, Pan-European air traffic control agency( Eurocontrol) late Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours.

It said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment.

The warning did not specify the origin of any potential missile threat, but it was issued after the United Nations Security Council failed to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

“Due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria with air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles within the next 72 hours, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken when planning flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean/Nicosia FIR area,” it said, referring to the designated airspace.

Meanwhile the Harry Truman aircraft carrier strike group was on its way to the Syrian coast, according to the Russian Interfax Agency.

Source: Jordan News Agency