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Algeria Shuts Airspace to French Army Planes and this is why

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  • Algeria closed its airspace to French military planes
  • Feud Worsens between Algeria and France
  • Algeria denies access to logistical support flights

Algeria closed its airspace to French military planes, escalating a row between the North African nation and its former colonial ruler over comments attributed to President Emmanuel Macron.

Two planned logistical support flights heading to Africa’s Sahel region were denied permission to cross Algeria on Sunday morning and have been postponed, according to French army spokesman Colonel Pascal Ianni. The impact was marginal and French reconnaissance for the Sahel mission doesn’t use Algerian airspace, he said.

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