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Iraq receives in the month of September next first batch of American fighters of the F-16 under a contract worth billions of dollars, according to Agence France-Presse, quoting U.S. officials.
According to these officials, who preferred anonymity, the United States agreed to a deal with Iraq worth $ 12 billion includes the sale of weapons and training contracts, adding that among the Provisions of the deal selling 36 fighter aircraft F-16.
They added that Iraq also wants to get the new monitoring systems and more air defense systems.
It is noteworthy that the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey held talks in Baghdad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Army Chief of Staff team Babacar Zebari, focused on strengthening military cooperation between Washington and Baghdad in addition to reviewing the latest developments in the Middle East, especially in Syria .
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