After delays, Iraq expects U.S. F-16s to be delivered in summer

April 13, 2015 10:38 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After delays caused by the war with Islamic State, Iraq hopes to take first deliveries of its F-16 fighter jets from the United States this summer, a senior Iraqi official said.

The disclosure came ahead of a visit by Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, who was scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday.

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