Iraq has received three additional Sukhoi Su-25 ‘Frogfoot’ ground-attack aircraft from Russia, the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 17 April.

The three aircraft were delivered to the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) on the same day as the announcement, along with other unspecified military equipment from various global sources.

In June 2014 Iraq requested the supply of Su-25 ground attack aircraft from Russia to bolster air support capabilities in the face of an urgent threat from the Islamic State. The first batch of five aircraft arrived on 29 June of that year. […]