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2021-06-18 Iraq
Coalition hands over military equipment to Iraq to fight ISIS
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Posted by Fred 2021-06-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336072 views ]  Top
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#1 Coalition hands over military equipment to Iraq to .....ISIS
Just wait a few months.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2021-06-18 11:57||   2021-06-18 11:57|| Front Page Top

#2 Rudaw reports the stuff was given to the Peshmerga, not the Iraqi army:

The Peshmerga recently received more than $1 million worth of weapons and equipment from the international coalition, according to Iraq’s Security Media Cell.

"The equipment will support Iraq in its mission to defeat Islamic State [ISIS] terrorist gangs, and is part of the Training and Equipment Fund Program to Combat ISIS that has been implemented since 2014,” the cell tweeted on Wednesday morning.

The delivery, on June 14, consisted of several trucks of equipment, mostly guns, Rudaw English understands. The Peshmerga are reportedly due to receive more aid from the US-led coalition in the coming days.

Coalition spokesperson Col. Wayne Marotto confirmed the delivery, saying the Counter ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF) supports the ongoing fight against ISIS.

On Thursday, the international coalition handed over $3 million of weapons and equipment to the Peshmerga forces, state media reported.

In January, the United States Department of Defense gave $12.5 million worth of military aid to Peshmerga forces at Erbil International Airport. Sources from the Peshmerga ministry later told Rudaw that the aid was to go directly to the ministry, and not to party-affiliated brigades.

Peshmerga forces have consistently fought the Islamic State (ISIS) since it took swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014, and are a key ally for the coalition.

At least 1,700 Peshmerga fighters were killed and around 10,000 injured in the fight against ISIS from 2014 onwards.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-18 12:21||   2021-06-18 12:21|| Front Page Top

#3 ^ Those rugged boys and girls can use all the help they can get.

Same aid fund I think is divvied up into both. Maybe Iraqi officials get $3 million and Peshmerga get $3.5 million in gear. Just as long as Erdogan's [The only Caliph in NATO] finest don't pry them from their dead fingers.

The Coalition declared $6.5 million in gear was given to the Iraqi CT effort. But Iraqi press reported the Ministry of Interior received $2930410 worth of ammo, weapons and equipment. RUDAW says the Peshmerga get $3 m of gear. There is no way some of it wasn't pilfered by Iraqi officials to sell to ISIS, but the important thing is the Kurds will have a fighting chance.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-06-18 22:29||   2021-06-18 22:29|| Front Page Top

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