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Iran supports Iraq with fighter jets

The situation in Iraq is very disturbing as jihadists continue their overthrow of local military outposts. As a result, the Iraqi government has asked for the international community to help, and if the USA have brought an aircraft carrier closer to the gulf, the Russians have already sent aircrafts in. But the surprise also came as it was revealed that some aircrafts came from Iran. Indeed, 3 Sukhoi ground attack jets shown landing in Iraq in a video released by the defence ministry are likely from Iran, a think tank said Wednesday. IISS said Iranian Su-25s are given “a narrow range of six-digit serial numbers” and that the two digits painted on the three planes shown in the video correspond to the final digits of Iranian serial numbers. IISS also posted side-by-side photos of one of the aircraft in the video and an Iranian Su-25, showing that the numbers and camouflage pattern are the same. “Attempts to conceal original operator markings are also apparent, with evidence of key positions being painted over,” IISS said. “This includes the location of Iranian roundels on the side of the air intakes along with a large proportion of the tail fin.” Additionally, the three aircraft carried wing-mounted fuel tanks, indicating that they were flown in, while the first group of aircraft delivered under the Russian deal arrived disassembled in a cargo plane. IISS also noted that most of Iran’s Su-25s are actually from the air force of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, with seven Iraqi planes having escaped east during the Gulf War in 1991. This shows to demonstrate that old enemies can sometimes unite to fight together. It also shows that contrary to what we can all assume is going on there, there are actually some pretty tight diplomatic agreements between Middle East countries.

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