Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, announced that it would provide flights to evacuate its passengers from Iraq.
In a statement, Gulf Air said that work is underway with the Iraqi relevant agencies, in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, represented by Bahrain’s Embassy in Baghdad.
On Saturday, Gulf Air suspended flights to and from the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and the southern city of Najaf until further notice “due to safety and security issues”.
The United States carried out an air strike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and nine others, including members of an Iraqi pro-Iranian group, outside Baghdad’s airport early Friday.
The strike sparked fears of an escalation in violence in the region, with Iran vowing “severe revenge” for Soleimani’s death.