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Friday, 27 December 2013 - 7:56
US sends missiles to Iraq
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US and Iraqi officials have said The US has delivered dozens of missiles to Iraq to help combat al-Qaeda.

They said that about 75 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles had been sent last week.

A shipment of unmanned Scan-Eagles surveillance drones is also expected next year.

Iraqi troops have recently launched an operation against al-Qaeda militants in the desert province of Anbar, which borders war-torn Syria.

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed the Hellfire missile delivery and said the drones would be sent soon.
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