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During his career, he has commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing and two air bases. He has also served as Deputy Director General Air Intelligence.
Meanwhile, commenting on the existing assets at the air base, Ahmad Zahid conceded that almost 30 per cent were new assets while the rest were old assets which required improvements, renewals and replacements if there were adequate budget and allocations.
The contract over the air base was renewed in 2013 and will expire in 2023; the relocation of the American forces would be possible once the deal ends.
"The air base will help to put an end to the terrorists' pockets hiding in mountainous areas near Kirkuk and remove any possible threat to the energy facilities and oilfields."
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The RAFO Commander also pinned medals of long service and good conduct on commissioned and non-commissioned officers at Thumrait and Salalah Air Bases in appreciation for their sincere efforts and dedication in performing the sacred national duty.
Seven Indian military personnel were killed when six terrorists launched the attack on January 2 on the air base that houses Indian Air Force's fighter jets.
The facility both in Basa Air Base in Pampanga and in Subic, they are not prepared to accommodate the FA 50.
The TV report said government forces at the Abu Zuhour air base "have evacuated their positions and moved to another point".
The jihadists took hold of the air base in Raqqa after an offensive launched last week.
7 -- On Saturday, the Yemeni army foiled an attempted suicide attack at Al-And air base in Lahj governorate, in south Yemen.
LAHJ, Yemen (TAP) - The Yemeni Army has foiled a car bomb attack on the Anad air base used by US soldiers in the southern province of Lahj, a military official says.