Czech help Iraq plane loaded with ammunition
Baghdad / term
Czech Defense Ministry announced that a plane loaded with ammunition Czech left the country bound for Iraq to deliver its cargo to the Iraqi government, which is battling Daash organization, was quoted by the AFP.
Said Vladimir Ochowski, a spokesman for the Czech Defense Ministry, said the plane carrying the "Ten million rounds of assault rifles, and five thousand grenade, dedicated to the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces."
This cargo is the second part of the grant approved by the Czech government in August 2014. In the fall the same year, Prague was handed over Iraqi Kurds eight million rounds and five thousand ammunition to rocket launchers.
The total value of these munitions, which comes from the Czech army surplus, about 41 million Coruna (1.5 million euros), according to the Ministry of Defense Czech. Is scheduled for six other payloads sent in the coming days.
The ministry and the Czech indicated in a statement that "the assistance of the armed forces and security forces in Iraq, one of the main contributions to the Czech Republic in the war against al-Daash."
Iraq had received early November first squadron of fighter jets the- 159 Czech, which can be used in training and fighting.
The Czech government approved the beginning of March on the sale of 15 aircraft -159.13 of which can accommodate one pilot and two Ttsaan two pilots. The value of the deal amounted to about 27.5 million euros.
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