CAIRO (Sputnik) — Russian arms supplies are best in combat, the Iraqi defense minister added.
"Most of our Air Force warplanes and weapons as a whole were made in Russia. Russian weapons are best in combat. Russia has played a big role in supporting and supplying us with arms and hardware, contributing greatly to the fight against Daesh," Obeidi said.
Last October, the Iraqi Air Forces used Russian-built Su-30 jets for the first time on a bombing mission against Daesh in the central Salah al-Din province.
Earlier in January, the Iraqi army fully liberated Tal Kasiba area in the east of Tikrit city from Daesh terrorists.