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U.S. approves $295.6 million military equipment sale to Iraq - Pentagon
April 19, 2017 / 6:19 PM / 7 months ago

U.S. approves $295.6 million military equipment sale to Iraq - Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $295.6 million worth of military equipment to Iraq for artillery and infantry Kurdish peshmerga units, a Pentagon agency said on Wednesday.

The equipment requested by the Iraqi government would outfit two peshmerga infantry brigades and two support artillery battalions, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.

Congress was notified of the approval on Tuesday, and the notice does not mean the sale has been concluded, the agency said.

Reporting by Eric Walsh; Writing by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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