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Iraq received 2 jet fighters from South Korea

The T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft is being built for the Republic of Korea Air Force [Wikipedia]
The T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft is being built for the Republic of Korea Air Force [Wikipedia]

Iraq received the second batch of T-50 jet fighters from South Korea on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence announced on its website.

In its statement, the ministry said a contained was delivered with two fighter jets which were handed over to Iraqi authorities at the Martyr Mohammed Alaa airbase in Baghdad International Airport.

Spokesman for the Iraqi Defence Ministry Tahseen Al-Khafaji said a day earlier that "T-50 jet fighters will arrive in batches soon in Baghdad as part of the deal."

As part of a deal signed in 2013 between the two countries, Iraq will receive 24 jets and training for a number of pilots. Iraqi pilots have already returned from training sessions in South Korea.

Iraq has now received four jets, with the first batch being delivered in March 2017.

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