MESOP NEWS : Germany to Send More Military Supplies to Peshmerga – Madame Merkel’s speech / Germany and other countries should maintain assisting Peshmerga in their war on IS, Merkel says

8 July 2016 –  BASNEWS – ERBIL — To boost its contribution to the international campaign against the Islamic State (IS), Germany is going to provide the Kurdish Peshmerga forces with more arms and ammunition.

“Germany and other countries should continue their assistance to the Peshmerga forces in the fight against IS,”German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.Ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit which is scheduled to be held on 8th and 9th of July in Poland, Merkel attended a session in her country’s parliament and extended the support for Iraq and Kurdistan Region in the anti-IS efforts. She pointed out that NATO should continue assisting Iraq to protect the country.According to the information obtained by BasNews, Germany will send a shipment of military supplies to the Peshmerga forces in the near future, which contains MILAN Anti-tank Missile Systems, riffles, Dingo armored vehicles and ammunitions. World should come together in combating terror as the threat has crossed the borders of Iraq and Syria, and it has reached Brussels, Paris, Ankara and Istanbul, Merkel stressed out.

She also said the participation of Germany’s AWACS surveillance planes, which are to be deployed in Turkey’s Incerlik military base, will be momentous in the war against the militant group. Read all