In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 photo, destroyed buildings, including Dar Al-Shifa hospital, bottom, are seen after airstrikes targeted the area last week in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

To Retrieve Attack Helicopters From Russia, Syria Asks Iraq For Help, Documents Show

By Michael Grabell, Dafna Linzer, and Jeff Larson In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbished attack helicopters from Russia, according to flight records obtained by ProPublica. With Turkish and European airspace off limits to Syrian arms shipments, the regime of Bashar al-Assad needs Iraq’s air […]

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