The free sale of weapons with the Bundeswehr label is reported to have occurred in markets in the cities of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan, German media reported.
The vendors are presumably fighters of the Kurdish military formation Peshmerga, who had not been paid for several months and had to sell arms to make ends meet.
"In the markets you can buy G3-type assault rifles and Walther P1-class guns," the newspaper quoted a correspondent of German TV Channel NDR as saying. The prices range from 1,450 to 1,800 dollars for a rifle, and 1,200 dollars for a gun, the media source reported.
The German opposition criticized the arms supplies saying that they may seriously worsen the situation in the region as nobody can guarantee full control of the area. For instance, representative of the German Left party Alexander Neu stressed that Daesh or other Islamist groups might ultimately come into possession of German weapons.