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Qatar files complaint at UN after UAE violates its airspace

UAE military fighter jets
UAE military fighter jets

The State of Qatar has officially filed a complaint at the UN Security Council after an UAE fighter jet violating its airspace last year, Al Jazeera reported.

On 22 December 2017, a UAE jet entered Qatari air space at 33,000 feet above an exclusive economic zone. The flight lasted one minute.

The complaint stated that the violation was ā€œirresponsible and provocativeā€.

The incident followed a blockade against Qatar which was launched in early June by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain. The group of Arab countries accused Qatar of supporting extremism and terrorism. Doha has denied the allegations, saying the action is an attack on its sovereignty.

To lift the blockade, Qatar must comply with a list of demands including shutting down the Al Jazeera Media Network.

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