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T-72_IRAQ

Iraq Receives More T-72s, BMP-1s

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 16 December that it had received a consignment of tanks, armoured vehicles, and ammunition from Bulgaria. It provided no further details. The announcement came after photographs began circulating on social media showing a T-72 tank and as many as 12 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) that had […]

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Iraqi Abrams Losses Revealed

The armour on five of Iraq’s M1A1 Abrams tanks was penetrated by anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and six helicopters were shot down between 1 January and the end of May,¬†The New York Times¬†quoted an unnamed US official as saying on 13 June. The official said 28 Iraqi Army Abrams had been damaged in fighting with […]

Iraq_insurgents

Iraqi Insurgents Adopt New Tactics

On April 20, an Iraqi armored platoon was probing into insurgent-held territory near the city of Ramadi. Aside from a dozen MTLB armored vehicles, the Iraqi unit included at least one upgraded T-55 tank. At least on paper, the platoon was more than enough to defeat lightly-armed insurgents. But as the column passed through the […]