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Middle East Dust Storm Darkens Israel, Iran and Points Between

By    |   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 08:07 AM

A Middle East dust storm swirled for the third straight day, pushing a huge dirty cloud from the Sahara Desert north to Turkey, a phenomena that usually only happens during the spring.

The intense storm, sparked by high winds from a cyclone that crossed Africa's Atlas Mountains, pushed air pollution in Israel to its highest levels in the past five years, reported ABC News.

Israeli officials said some flights in the country were postponed because of the dust storm. In Iran, local news reports stated that some schools were closed and the dust left some citizens wearing mask to move around.

Al-Monitor reported that 11 Iranian cities in southwest Khouzestan province closed offices and schools because of the dust storm. Some officials and politicians used social media to complain about a lack of a comprehensive plan to address the storm.

Another dust storm on June 2, temporary shutdown the Iranian capital as well, noted Al-Monitor.

Many residents went to social media with photos and comments about the dust storm.



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A Middle East dust storm swirled for the third straight day, pushing a huge dirty cloud from the Sahara Desert north to Turkey, a phenomena that usually only happens during the spring.
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