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    Russian Helicopters Showed Effectiveness in Iraqi Army's Offensive

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    The Russian-made Mi-28 NE ‘Night Hunter’ and Mi-35 helicopters, used by the Iraqi army now, have shown their high effectiveness., according to a spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command.

    BAGHDAD (Sputnik) – The Russian-made helicopters used by the Iraqi army have demonstrated their effectiveness during the offensive in the city of Fallujah, a spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command said.

    "The Mi-28 NE ‘Night Hunter’ [NATO reporting name Havoc] and Mi-35 [NATO reporting name Hind] helicopters, used by the Iraqi army now, have shown their high effectiveness. They played a great role in the latest offensives," Yahya Rasul Zubaidi told RIA Novosti.


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