Germany sends guns to Kurds
The German government says it will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armoured vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.
The Defence Ministry said Sunday that the arms, together with protective gear and communications equipment, are enough for 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.
Three shipments will be made starting at the end of September, including 8,000 German-made G36 assault rifles and ammunition, 30 MILAN anti-tank systems, and five heavily armoured Dingo infantry vehicles.
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