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Russia delivers new batch of Sukhoi Su-25 to Iraq

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Su-25K strike fighter. A Sukhoi photo.

NEW DELHI (BNS): Russia has delivered a new batch of Sukhoi Su-25 strike fighters to Iraq, according to a news report.

Russian news agency Tass report quoting Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman Nasir Nouri Mohammed al-Tamimi said, a batch of three Su-25 aircraft has arrived in Iraq.

The spokesman said the attack aircraft will give additional advantage to the Iraqi army in the fight against terrorist groups, including the Islamic State.

The Russian Su-25 strike fighter is designed for providing round the clock support to ground troops hitting objectives within the visibility range, as well as for attacking target-point facilities in any weather conditions, the report said.

Russia has delivered to Iraq several Su-25 strike fighters.

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