Iran sends three Su-25s to fight ISIS

Iran sends three Su-25s to fight ISIS

Iran sent three Russian Su-25 assault jets to the Iranian cities of Ramadi, Fallujah, Baiji to fight the Sunni organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). One of the jets is piloted by an Iranian, Interfax reports.

The U.S. sold an F-16 jets to Iraq. The first portion of the jets will arrive in autumn 2014. Some Su-25s have not entered service yet. Iran has already been sending Ababil drones to Iraq to monitor the situation.

The Su-25s sent from Iraq were based Rashid in Baghdad.

Russian Ambassador to Baghdad Ilya Morgunov said that Russia will bring 5-10 more Su-25s to Iraq in late August.


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