Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, spokesman of the U.S. military in Iraq, says that Washington agrees on supply Iraq with F-16 military aircraft, shortly after the US's full withdrawal from the country by the end of December 2011.
The General told AKnews that the abilities and skills of the Iraqi air forces have improved, and they will be in a position to defend themselves.
"The Iraqi pilots started their training on F-16 aircraft; however, the aircrafts will not be shipped to Iraq until the withdrawal of U.S. troops by the end of 2011."
“The U.S. forces remaining in Iraq will continue training the Iraqi forces to increase their defense capabilities so that they can protect Iraqi airspace.”
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