The UAE on Monday accused Qatari fighter jets of intercepting passenger flights operated by Emirati national carriers to Bahrain, as a months-old feud between the Gulf states continued to escalate.

The Qatari government said the allegation was “completely false”.

The UAE’s state news agency said one flight was a regular, scheduled service by an Emirati national carrier to Manama, on a known flight path that met all the required and internationally recognised approvals and permits.

“The General Civil Aviation Authority received a message from a national carrier on Monday morning that an aircraft on a routine flight to Manama was intercepted by Qatari fighter jets in a flagrant and serious threat to the safety of civil aviation and a clear violation of international law,” it said.

 

Read the whole story from Middle East Eye.

Featured image courtesy of Wikipedia

If you enjoyed this article, please consider supporting our Veteran Editorial by becoming a SOFREP subscriber. Click here to get 3 months of full ad-free access for only $1 $29.97.