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Report: US Donated Iraq $300M in Military Equipment During 2014

ArmyChopperThe federal government has donated military equipment and vehicle maintenance services worth approximately $300 million to Iraq in 2014, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Paul McCleary writes the donation included Kevlar helmets, body armor, medical kits and technology for countering improvised explosive devices as well as tank and helicopter sustainment training support.

The U.S. also pledged to send 50 more up-armored Humvees and six additional Abrams tanks for the Iraqi armed forces during the next two months, according to the publication.

McCleary reports the U.S. has provided the Iraqi and Kurdish militaries with 250 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles since late December.

Iraq’s army is also slated to receive 10,000 M16 rifles in the coming weeks, according to McCleary’s article.

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