Flights grounded in Baghdad and Najaf as skies turn orange

A thick cloud of orange dust has turned the skies over Iraq orange, as a major dust storm hit large parts of the country.

Flights have been grounded at airports in Baghdad and Najaf airports due to poor visibility.

In some places in Iraq on Saturday, visibility was limited to less than 500 metres.

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