By Philipp Grüll
The shimpment of russian weaponry has safely arrived in Iraq. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has published an official statement where he said: "The funds from Iraq have arrived, so we sent the equipment. The trade is home and dry."
As we reported earlier, Russia signed an arms deal with Iraq to provide the local regular forces with the means to defend against the ISIL threat. Up until now, the airstrikes done by the alliance led by the United States of America gave not done much to stop ISIL.
Fighter jets and planes (including transporters with infantry equipment) will fly over the Iranian city of Ahvaz and areas controlled only by the Iraqi government to Ali Air Base. Equipment for ground forces will be moved with Iranian escorts along the same way.
Russia will also be providing training for Iraqi troops.
Iraq forces are on their way to pick up the delivery.