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Iraq 'receives Russian fighter jets' to fight rebels

29 June 2014 Last updated at 08:00 BST

Iraq says it has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help it as it fights an offensive by Sunni rebels.

Iraqi security officials said five second-hand Sukhoi attack aircraft would enter service within a few days, and that more were on their way.

The insurgents control large swathes of the north and west after a string of attacks over the past three weeks.

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