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Iraq receives six F-16 fighter jets from U.S.


Iraq has received a new batch of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S., the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

In a brief statement on Twitter, Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool said six F-16 jets landed in Balad Airbase, north of Baghdad.

The arrival of the F-16 fighter jets brings the total to 27,  he added.

In 2011, Iraq signed a deal with the United States to purchase 36 fighter jets type F16. Five batches of the jets previously arrived in Iraq.

Last Modified: Monday، 08 April 2019 02:22 PM