Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force




 
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August 22nd, 2014  
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Topic: Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force


By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington has agreed to bolster Iraqi air power by selling Baghdad 36 sophisticated F-16 multi-role jet fighters and 24 Apache helicopters.




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