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Iraq Auctions Two Boeings Stationed in Tunisia

The Iraqi government has placed two Boeings stationed in Tunisia since 1991 for sale three years after a deal with the North African country to remove aircrafts expired. Boeing 747SP-70 YI-ALM which belonged to the Iraqi government under former and late President Saddam Hussein and Boeing 747 – MSN 22366 owned by national carrier Iraqi Airways arrived at Tunisia’s Tozeur–Nefta International Airport in 1991, at the beginning of the Gulf war.

The aircrafts never returned and have remained at the airport. Both countries, Tunisie Numerique reports, reached a deal in 2020 to remove the jets and to pay the North African country €4.8 million for servicing and maintenance. FlightGlobal reports that the aircrafts appraised $500,000 each were set to be sold at an auction on August 16 but the sale operation was pushed again to 26th of this month. The winner of the auction will make the payment seven days after the sale.

Source: NAP