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http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/03/17/u-s-rushes-guns-missiles-11-million-rounds-of-ammo-to-iraq/

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BAGHDAD — The United States has reported accelerated arms deliveries to Iraq.

The U.S. embassy said Washington was speeding up weapons and ammunition shipments to Iraq amid the Sunni revolt in the Anbar province. The embassy cited the export of thousands of light weapons.
The U.S. recently delivered 100 Hellfire missiles to Iraq.

The U.S. recently delivered 100 Hellfire missiles to Iraq.

“Since mid-January, more than 11 million rounds of ammunition, thousands of machine guns, sniper rifles, M-16s and M-4 rifles, thousands of flares, grenades and other weapons have been delivered to the ISF [Iraqi security forces],” the U.S. embassy said.

In a statement on March 16, the U.S. embassy said the deliveries included 100 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. The statement said the Hellfires reflected a critical assessment by Iraqi and U.S. officials.

“Additional deliveries are scheduled in coming weeks, pursuant to the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program with attendant transparency and accountability measures,” the embassy said.

The Hellfires were meant to equip Iraq’s new fleet of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. Officials said Baghdad would lease six Apaches in a project supervised by the U.S. Army.


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Re: U.S. rushes guns, missiles, 11 million rounds of ammo to Iraq
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 11:13:36 PM »
but nary a single round for Ukraine.


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