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        12/23/2012, Tevet 10, 5773

      U.S. Delivers Two Naval Ships to Iraq


      The United States has delivered two naval support ships to Iraq, which is seeking to boost its fledgling maritime capabilities, the U.S. embassy said on Sunday.

      The two 200-foot offshore support vessels were delivered by the U.S, navy on December 20, the embassy said in a statement quoted by AFP.

      The vessels are "large, multi-purpose, multi-functional ships capable of providing a wide range of support to Iraqi naval operations," said the statement.