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Iran returns military aircraft to Iraq after 20 years

A spokesman for the Office of the Adjutant General of the Iraqi armed forces has said that his country has returned 130 military aircraft to Iraq, which were held in Iran for more than 20 years. General Qassim Atta explained in a televised press statement that the Iranian authorities have equipped the aircraft with “sophisticated weapons”.

“The planes,” said Atta, “will participate in the battles against ISIS to liberate the city of Mosul from its control.”

Iraq transferred an undisclosed number of fighter and civilian jets to Iran just before the US-led coalition forces launched air strikes in 1991 following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

Source: Middle East Monitor

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