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BBC: Niger coup: Junta shuts airspace citing military intervention threat 

Niger’s coup leaders have closed the country’s airspace until further notice, citing the threat of military intervention. 

Flight tracking website Flightradar24 is showing that there are currently no aircraft in Niger’s skies. 

The West African group of countries, Ecowas, had earlier warned it could use force if President Mohamed Bazoum was not reinstated by 23:00 GMT on Sunday. 

A junta spokesman says Niger’s armed forces are ready to defend the country.  

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 Niger Closes Its Airspace Citing Military Intervention As Deadline To Reinstate President Passes  

Niger closes airspace as deadline to reinstate president passes — The Guardian 

As critical deadline for Niger’s military coup expires, the country’s airspace closes due to ‘threat of intervention’ — CNN

Niger closes airspace as ECOWAS deadline for coup reversal expires — Al Jazeera