Iraqi authorities remove ‘high-risk’ items from Baghdad International Airport

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Iraqi authorities have removed “high-risk items” from Baghdad International Airport, according to the Iraqi News Agency, amid fears following the devastating blast that struck Beirut port less than a week ago.

The huge explosion that hit Beirut's port devastated large parts of the Lebanese capital, claimed over 150 lives and wounded some 6,000 people.

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A plane with emergency medical aid and fuel aid and 22 tanker trucks carrying 800,000 litres of gasoil arrived on Saturday at the Lebanese border.

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Baghdad International Airport was the scene of a US operation that killed Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani in January earlier this year.

(With inputs from AFP)

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