Iraq receives new batch of F-16 fighter jets, another batch to be received soon

Iraqi F-16 fighter jet file photo.
Iraqi F-16 fighter jet file photo.

( Baghdad – The Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday the arrival of a new batch of U.S. F16 fighter jets to one of the Iraqi air bases, while indicated that another batch of F16 fighter jets will be received in the near future.

The ministry said in a statement followed by, “The Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Anwar Hamad Amin received, at noon today, a new batch of F16 fighter jets that arrived to one of the Iraqi air bases.”

The ministry added, “This batch is one of a series of batches that will reach Iraq in the near future based on the contract concluded between the Republic of Iraq and the United States.”

The Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee revealed in the ninth of November 2015, that Iraq will receive another five F-16 jets soon based on its contract with the United States, Czech Republic and South Korea, while pointed out that this agreement will enable Iraq to dispense the international coalition warplanes.

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