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Friday, April 03, 2015

American and Soviet tanks fighting shoulder to shoulder in Iraq

American Abrams and Russian T-72CDespite having earlier professed a preference for the American M1A1M Abrams tank, the Iraqi army is now showing renewed interest in the capabilities of the Soviet T-72C vehicle as it ramps up the campaign to liberate its cities from Islamic State militants.

According to sources in the Czech media, Iraq is soon to take delivery of a shipment of T-72Cs from the Czech army, adding to arms sent by Russia in 2014 as supplies of U.S. weaponry appear to be dwindling.

Last week a sensational photo appeared on the internet of the American M1A1M Abrams tank (from the Iraqi armed forces) and the Russian T-72C tank (from the Iranian Shiite army) waging a concerted attack to liberate the Iraqi town of Tikrit, which is being held by the illegitimate armed formation known as the Islamic State (ISIS).

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