Oct 28, 2013

Iraq to press U.S. on drones, F-16s to fight al Qaeda

The Baghdad government wants the immediate delivery of U.S. drones and F-16 fighter jets in order to combat al Qaeda insurgents, who are making swift advances in the west of the Iraq.
Washington agreed in August to supply a integrated air defence system and F-16 fighter jets, with delivery due in autumn 2014.
Iraq Prime Minister, has also requested drones to carry out surveillance of Iraq's desert border with Syria.
But Deputy National Security Adviser said Iraq needs them now.

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