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  Tishrei 30, 5772 , 28/10/11

Report: US to Supply 3 Attack Helicopters to Turkey

The administration of United States President Barack Obama is consulting with the U.S. Congress on a deal to send three Marine Corps AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters to Turkey, according to anonymous American officials cited Thursday by Reuters. As part of the deal, the Marines would get two new AH-1Z Super Cobras.

The proposal has been held up amid concerns about Turkey's strained relations with Israel and the possibility that the choppers might be used against Kurdish separatists. The helicopters would replace those lost in the fight against the Kurds.

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