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January 22, 2013

Kuwait Airways Finally Wins Iraqi Compensation For Planes Destroyed During 1990 Invasion

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Kuwait Airways Airbus A300 destroyed during Iraqi invasion.

Kuwait MPs ratify $500 mn settlement with Iraqi Airways (via AFP)

Kuwait MPs Tuesday overwhelmingly ratified a settlement deal between the Kuwaiti and Iraqi national carriers under which Baghdad will pay $500 million in compensation, ending a 22-year-old dispute. Under the deal reached in July, Iraqi Airways agreed to pay the said compensation to state-owned Kuwait…

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Coalition aircraft in formation over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. From left to right: Qatari F-1 Mirage, French F-1C Mirage, US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, Canadian CF/A-18A Hornet and Qatari Alpha Jet. (Photo by US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Lee Corkran)

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This is Syria's only operational Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (YK-ATA), seen here at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in 2009. It may have been used to transport Mil Mi-25 attack helicopters to Syria from Russia through Iraqi airspace. (Photo by twin-otter64 via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)

Did Syria Transport Russian Attack Helicopters Through Iraqi Airspace?

In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbed attack helicopters from Russia.
by Michael Grabell, ProPublica