Iraqi source claims Putin offered Iraq's al-Maliki military aid


Political sources in Iraq have claimed that Russian President Valdimir Putin spoke Friday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and promised him Russia would send Badhdad an emergency shipment of military aid to assist the government in its fight against the Islamist insurgency led by the ISIS.


"The shipment is expected to arrive in upcoming days and will include military helicopters, armed-personnel carriers, munitions and light and heavy arms," the source was quoted as saying by the anti-Hezbollah Lebanese paper Al-Mustaqbal. (Roi Kais)