Pentagon says Iraq operations have cost $560 million so far

August 29, 2014 9:05 PM

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Pentagon says Iraq operations have cost $560 million so far

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said Friday that military operations in Iraq have cost more than $560 million so far, including the surveillance flights and airstrikes that began on June 16.

Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost for the operations has been $7.5 million, with the cost starting lower when the humanitarian aid flights began and increasing as the military strikes escalated.

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