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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:54 PM

Iraq gets Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters, will use them against militants: Ministry

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraq has received Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters and will use them against militants who have overrun large parts of the country, the defence ministry said on Saturday.

A ministry statement did not specify how many of the heavily armoured two-seat gunships it has received or what it paid for them.

But a video posted on its website showed a hangar containing multiple desert camouflage-painted Mi-28s, which are capable of all-weather and day and night operation.

Militants led by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group launched a major offensive in June, sweeping Iraqi security forces aside and overrunning most of the country's Sunni heartland.

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/world/middle-east/story/iraq-gets-russian-mi-28-attack-helicopters-will-use-them-against-milita

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Reply Iraq gets Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters, will use them against militants: Ministry (Original post)
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louis-t Aug 2014 #1

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 01:09 PM

1. I don't think that will end well.

I hope this stuff never ends up in the hands of IS.

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