US Authorizes 295Mln Military Sale to Iraq for Kurdish Peshmerga Forces

© AFP 2022 / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEA flag of the autonomous Kurdistan region flies as Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position to monitor the area from their front line post in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometres north-east of Mosul (File)
A flag of the autonomous Kurdistan region flies as Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position to monitor the area from their front line post in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometres north-east of Mosul (File) - Sputnik International
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Washington will arm and equip Peshmerga fighters at Baghdad's request.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Two Peshmerga light infantry brigades and two infantry support artillery battalions will receive a more than $295 million of equipment in a US military sale to Iraq that includes helmets, chemical protective gear, ammunition, armored vehicles and artillery, the US Department of State announced in a statement on Wednesday.

"The government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of the equipment necessary to fully outfit two full Peshmerga regional brigades of light infantry, as well as the equipment necessary to outfit two artillery battalions that will ultimately provide support to those regional brigades," the statement said.

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