A US Navy handout photo taken on April 9, 2018 shows guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departing Larnaca, Cyprus. AFP PHOTO / US NAVY/ MCS2 Alyssa WEEKS
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Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours.Aviation regulators in countries including the United States, Britain, France and Germany have previously issued warnings against airlines entering Syrian airspace leading most carriers to avoid the area.The only commercial flights above Syria as of 0115 GMT on Wednesday were being flown by Syrian Air and Lebanon's Middle East Airlines, according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24 . At other periods later in the day there were no flights using the airspace.Ryanair Holdings PLC and British Airways representatives said flights were operating normally at their respective airlines but the situation was being monitored closely.
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