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Iraq Receives Four Additional F-16 Jets Over Weekend

Sputnik News

17:52 08.08.2016(updated 17:53 08.08.2016)

Iraq received another F-16 jets, the US anti-Daesh envoy said.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Iraqi military received an additional four F-16 fighter jets over the weekend, US Presidential Envoy for the global coalition to counter Daesh Brett McGurk said on Monday.

As part of its ongoing fight against Daesh, Iraq has ordered 36 F-16s from the United States, at a cost of more than $2 billion. The last delivery was made in February, when the United States delivered two F-16 jets.

The international US-led coalition against Daesh includes more than 60 nations and has been conducting airstrikes against the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria since August 2014.

Daesh is outlawed in Russia and numerous other countries.


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