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Canadian court of appeal rules against Iraq

An appeal by the Iraqi government against Kuwait Airways' (KAC) claim over the theft of its aircraft during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait has been summarily dismissed by a Canadian court of appeal, Arabian Aerospace has reported. Last year, KAC seized Iraqi Airways and the State of Iraq interests in an order of new aircraft from Bombardier in Montreal, claiming the contract was a sham and that the real contract is between IAC and Bombardier. The fight continues in the Quebec courts but even the total value of the contract is nowhere near the full amount of the judgments held by KAC.