Shiite Clerics Give IQD 1.6 Billion to Yazidi Fighters – We gain less financial support from KRG, says Yazidi commander
Basnews | Biryar Koyi – 23.02.2015 – ERBIL – A Yazidi Peshmerga Commander has confirmed that Baghdad sent IQD 1.6 billion to Kurdish Yazidi forces through Iraqi Shiite clerics.
BasNews understands that the Iraqi federal government has been regularly sending money through Shiite clerics to Yazidi fighters. There are over 1,000 volunteers, supervised and led by Qassim Shasho.The total amount sent so far is IQD 1.6 billion [almost $ 1.4 million]. Commander Qassim Shasho, told BasNews, “Yes, it is true that we have regularly received subsidies from the Baghdad government through Shiite clerics. The money covers the costs of transportation, food and living of our fighters.”“We get less financial support from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and we haven’t received any military aid such as weapons and ammunition that has been given to the Peshmerga,” he said.