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Iraqi Kurds to Visit Moscow in April to Talk Russian Arms Supplies

17 March 2016 14:32


A delegation of Iraqi Kurds will visit Moscow in April to discuss Russian weapons supplies, the RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday cited the head of an Iraqi Kurd representation office in Russia as saying.

RIA on Wednesday quoted the Russian consulate in Iraq’s Kurdistan semi-autonomous region as saying Russia has already supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds and that the first shipment had arrived on March 14.

It said the shipment had included five Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft cannons and 20,000 shells for the cannons, Reuters reported.

Earlier in December 2015, it was announced that Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, who fight the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, will get large weapons supplies, including anti-tank missiles and munitions, from Germany.

According to Der Spiegel, the Peshmerga militia were to receive 4,000 G36 assault rifles and 6 million rounds of ammunition.

Daesh, a radical group, has ceased vast areas in Iraq, as well as Syria. Peshmerga forces in Iraq, along with the Iraqi army and popular forces, have been fighting against Daesh on the ground.

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