MESOP: DESPITE INTENSIVE RESISTANCE BY PKK-AFFILIATED GERMAN “LEFTPARTY” (LINKSPARTY) NEW WEAPONS CAME INTO THE HANDS OF PESHMERGA
New German & French Weapons Reach Peshmerga on Frontlines / Peshmerga commander: we have taken delivery of Badger armoured vehicles
Basnews | Hoshmand Sadiq – 20.01.2015 – ERBIL – The Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces are using new German and French weapons and military equipment on the frontlines against the Islamic State militants.
Colonel Kamaran Hawrami told BasNews from Sinjar that their forces have received the new weapons a few days ago. “We received advanced German and French weapons recently, and we are already using them,” said Hawrami. He said the cache includes heavy machine guns, mid-sized weapons, IED detectors and Badger armoured vehicles. “Peshmerga officers have been trained in the use of the new weapons and devices, and are using them against the insurgents on the frontlines,” added Hawrami. Since Islamic State militants attacked the Kurdistan Region, a number of countries, including the US, the UK and Italy as well as France and Germany, have provided military support to the Peshmerga.