US boosts military sales to Iraq to aid in fight against Al-Qaeda – White House

The White House has said that the US is increasing its military sales and deliveries to Iraq to help the local authorities fight insurgent groups, many of them linked with Al-Qaeda. The US is to provide 10 ScanEagle surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Iraq in the upcoming weeks and 48 Raven surveillance UAVs later this year, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, as quoted by Reuters.[Read more]