The plan for the invasion of Kuwait included a large commando operation which was to see the capture of the Emir: commandos were to be deployed directly into the city with the help of helicopters. The operation failed to a large degree, however, as the helicopters were intercepted by several Kuwaiti Air Force Mirage F.1CKs as well as by SAMs, and suffered horrendous losses. // Large numbers of Mi-8s and Mi-17s served with the Iraqi Army Air Corps in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. This Mi-17 was last seen in 1995.
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