German arms 'package' to Peshmerga

Germany in its support for the Peshmerga, will be sending an arms package that includes anti-tank missiles and ammunition.

German arms 'package' to Peshmerga

World Bulletin / News Desk

Germany is sending thousands of assault rifles, ammunition and 200 anti-tank missiles for the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces, the German Der Spiegel reported on its website.

According to the report, Germany is ready to deliver around 4,000 more G-36 assault rifles, six million rounds of ammunition and 200 Milan anti-tank missiles. At least five “Dingo” armored personnel carriers are also part of the package, reports Rudaw.

Germany has been very supportive of the Kurdistan Region in its fight against ISIL Since August 2014 when the militants attacked the Kurdish capital, Erbil. 

Since then, Germany has been among the few Western countries sending direct arms supplies to the Peshmerga, instead of through the central government in Baghdad.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Aralık 2015, 09:26