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US plans to sell 24 Apache helicopters to Iraq

The Pentagon informed Congress on Monday it plans to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq in a deal worth $4.8 billion to help Baghdad battle anti-government militants. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government has lobbied Washington for weapons and intelligence as it takes on Al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Anbar province but it remains unclear if US lawmakers will approve the proposed package.

US plans to sell 24 Apache helicopters to Iraq

The Pentagon informed Congress on Monday it plans to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq in a deal worth $4.8 billion to help Baghdad battle anti-government militants. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government has lobbied Washington for weapons and intelligence as it takes on Al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Anbar province but it remains unclear if US lawmakers will approve the proposed package.

US to sell 24 Apache helicopters to Iraq

The Pentagon informed Congress on Monday it plans to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq in a deal worth $4.8 billion, officials said, as Baghdad battles anti-government militants. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government has asked Washington for weapons and intelligence as it takes on Al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Anbar province but it remains unclear if US lawmakers will approve the proposed package.

Iraq executes 11 more 'terrorism' convicts

Iraq executed 11 men convicted of charges related to "terrorism" on Thursday, the justice ministry said, just days after another mass execution of 26 convicts. "The ministry executed 11 people today, after they were convicted of terrorism charges," it said in a statement. "The total of those executed this week is now 37, all of them Iraqis." Iraq has continued its use of capital punishment despite widespread international condemnation, particularly from the United Nations, the European Union, and human rights groups.

(Yonhap Interview) Iraq wants stronger ties with S. Korea: envoy

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- Iraq hopes to rebuild its war-torn nation by expanding its partnership with South Korea not only through trade but also through educational and cultural exchanges, the Iraqi ambassador to Seoul said Thursday. A decade of invasion and occupation by the U.S. has left many scars on the country, with hundreds of thousands of people killed and major infrastructure and institutions destroyed.

(Yonhap Interview) Iraq wants stronger ties with S. Korea: envoy

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- Iraq hopes to rebuild its war-torn nation by expanding its partnership with South Korea not only through trade but also through educational and cultural exchanges, the Iraqi ambassador to Seoul said Thursday. A decade of invasion and occupation by the U.S. has left many scars on the country, with hundreds of thousands of people killed and major infrastructure and institutions destroyed.

Iraq executes 26 men, including anti-Qaeda leader

Iraq on Tuesday announced the execution of 26 men convicted of "terrorism", including a high-profile anti-Qaeda militia commander whose arrest in 2009 prompted fierce street battles in Baghdad. The executions come despite widespread international condemnation of Iraq's use of capital punishment, and were announced barely a week after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki publicly rebuked Ban Ki-moon over the UN chief's call for a moratorium.

US ready to train Iraqi troops in third country

The US military is planning to train Iraqi troops in a third country to help counter a resurgence of Al-Qaeda-linked militants, a defense official told AFP on Friday. Pending an agreement with Jordan or another nation to host the effort, the training was "likely" to go ahead as both Baghdad and Washington supported the idea, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

US ready to train Iraqi troops in third country

The US military is planning to train Iraqi troops in a third country to help counter a resurgence of Al-Qaeda-linked militants, a defense official told AFP on Friday. Pending an agreement with Jordan or another nation to host the effort, the training was "likely" to go ahead as both Baghdad and Washington supported the idea, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

US ready to train Iraqi troops in third country

The US military is planning to train Iraqi troops in a third country to help counter a resurgence of Al-Qaeda-linked militants, a defense official told AFP on Friday. Pending an agreement with Jordan or another nation to host the effort, the training was "likely" to go ahead as both Baghdad and Washington supported the idea, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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