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

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


WASHINGTON 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 Defense 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.