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The source told “Shafaq News”, that “the Defense Minister, Saadoun al-Dulaimi will visit Russia next month to put the final touches to the military contracts valued at $ 5 billion.”

“Signing these contracts will be during the Prime Minister , Nuri al-Maliki’s visit to Moscow on the tenth of next October,” noting that ” senior Russian officials will be present in the meeting and it is possibly to discuss the Syrian crisis file.”

The source said that “the military contracts will include Sukhoi and MiG aircrafts and Russian Mi helicopters as well as military equipments.”

U.S. officials revealed earlier that Iraq will receive the first batch of American fighters, “F – 16” in September 2014.

Source: Shafaaq

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