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Germany to send more arms to Peshmerga

The German government has said it will send more weapons and ammunition to Peshmerga forces in the fight against the ISIS terror group.

Markus Grubel, German Deputy Defense Minister, said on Saturday that German military personnel will train Peshmerga forces in the use of the new arms at military bases in Germany and Erbil.

Grubel said: “Another shipment of MILAN anti-tank rockets will arrive in Regional Government of Kurdistan in the near future.”

The announcement came a day after Grubel held talks with Mustafa Sayid Qadir, Minister of Peshmerga Affairs, according to a statement on the Kurdistan Security forces website.

The Peshmerga Minister thanked Germany, which began sending arms to Peshmerga forces last August, on behalf of the Regional Government of Kurdistan for its support in the fight against ISIS.

Kurdistan officials said they were expecting more aid from other countries.

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