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Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
Published time: June 29, 2014 00:25
Edited time: June 29, 2014 08:38



The first ten Russian Sukhoi (Su-24) fighter jets arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping the jets will make a key difference in the fight against ISIS.

“The fighter jets landed today in the morning on different military airfields,” MP Abbas al-Bayati told Iraqi media.

The official spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Mohammed al-Askari, also confirmed the information, Al Iraqiya TV channel reported.

The fighter jets will be stationed at an airbase located in the southern part of the country, PressTV reported, citing military sources.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Maliki revealed that Iraq purchased jets from Russia and Belarus in order to help its fight against Sunni militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL).

At the same time, Maliki criticized the US for taking too long to deliver on its own contract after Iraq purchased F-16 jets from America.

On Friday, Iraqi Air Force Commander Hameed al-Maliki confirmed the shipment of MI-35 and MI-28 Russian helicopter fighters to "keep the momentum" in the attacks against ISIS, Ruptly reported.

The commander said that he signed three contracts with the Russians and stressed the importance of the choppers as "excellent anti-terrorism weapons."

The radical Sunni Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL) has taken large parts of the country's north from the Shia government.

Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers have been killed by insurgents since the Sunni militants began their offensive on June 9, according to Iraqi forces.

The United Nations says more than 1,000 people – mainly civilians – have been killed during the surge thus far.

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Re: Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 09:59:18 AM »
So, we've turned Iraq over to the rooskies.
One thing is for sure, they will be consistent and they have the balls to do whatever they want.
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Re: Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 10:06:51 AM »
So, we've turned Iraq over to the rooskies.
One thing is for sure, they will be consistent and they have the balls to do whatever they want.

Yep.  It'll be interesting to watch.

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Re: Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 10:46:13 AM »
So, we've turned Iraq over to the rooskies.
One thing is for sure, they will be consistent and they have the balls to do whatever they want.
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Re: Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 11:22:21 AM »
The wildly uneven afterburner plumes on that aging Sukhoi speaks volumes about the state of Russian military equipment....a blind man in a fur coat could sense the heat coming off of that, an American shoulder-fired AA missile should have no problems tracking it.....

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« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 11:23:21 AM by Chieftain »

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Re: Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 11:53:33 AM »
Russia may be the one that saves western civilization from the korananimals
they don't give a damn what the UN or amnesty says


Then how come Russia is working with Iran??
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Re: Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 12:48:22 PM »
Quote from: Charlespg on Today at 10:46:13 AM
Russia may be the one that saves western civilization from the korananimals
they don't give a damn what the UN or amnesty says


Then how come Russia is working with Iran??

Dunno, but you can be sure of one thing, it serves their own interests and probably does not serve ours.
But, we have reneged (is that racist) and relinquished our authority in the matter so we get what we get.

Third world nations shouldn't have a say in these matters anyway.
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Re: Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 01:16:02 PM »
Quote from: Charlespg on Today at 10:46:13 AM
Russia may be the one that saves western civilization from the korananimals
they don't give a damn what the UN or amnesty says


Then how come Russia is working with Iran??

Dunno, but you can be sure of one thing, it serves their own interests and probably does not serve ours.
But, we have reneged (is that racist) and relinquished our authority in the matter so we get what we get.

Third world nations shouldn't have a say in these matters anyway.

No, not one smidgen.  If you had referred to Obama's re-emaculation as "reniging", that could face a bit of misinterpretation......

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Re: Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 02:57:58 PM »
No, not one smidgen.  If you had referred to Obama's re-emaculation as "reniging", that could face a bit of misinterpretation......

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« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 02:58:50 PM by evadR² »
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