World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 32 high-ranking peshmerga fighters have been sent to Germany for weapons training, said the Kurdish Regional Government on Monday.
"Our ministry sent 32 Peshmergas of different ranks to Germany. These Peshmergas will return to the Kurdish region after their training. Then, they will train on use of the weapons supplied by Germany and other Western states," Jabbar Yawar, Secretary-General of the regional government’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs said in a written statement.
Upon return, the trained troops will proceed to teach their fellow combatants on the use of German and Western weapons, added Yawar.
The U.S., France, Germany, the Czech Republic and the U.K. have pledged to provide the Kurdish peshmarga forces in northern Iraq with arms in order to fight against the ISIL militants, who have captured a string of cities and towns across Iraq and Syria since early June.
Some countries also sent their military experts to Erbil, capital of the Kurdish region, to train troops in the use the high-tech heavy weaponry.Last Mod: 23 Eylül 2014, 11:26