Coalition forces provide Peshmerga with military aid worth $12.5 million

A member of Peshmerga forces stands next to U.S. Humvees given to Peshmerga forces in Erbil, January 7, 2021. (Peshmerga ministry)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The U.S.-led Coalition forces on Thursday supplied Peshmerga forces with more military aid worth around $12.5 million.

Col. Dave Williams of the U.S. army said the military aid was in the framework of coordination between the Peshmerga forces and the Coalition forces.

The assistance included 100 vehicles such as Humvees, light cargo vehicles, tactical armored vehicles and ambulances.

The U.S. colonel said during an official ceremony at Erbil international airport that the military assistance would continue for the Peshmerga forces.

Brigadier General Sherzad Asaad, head of the Peshmerga ministry’s committee to receive military equipment, hoped the Coalition’s support for the Peshmerga forces would continue.

“We thank the Coalition forces for their assistance for the Ministry of Peshmerga, which are needed today for the Kurdish forces,” Asaad added.

The U.S.-led Coalition forces told Esta Media Network last month that it had funded more than $5 billion of support to equip and train Iraqi and Kurdish forces since 2014.

In 2020, the United States provided logistic assistance to the Peshmerga forces twice. In November, the U.S. military handed over 150 Humvees and a number of trucks and equipment including weapons to Infantry Brigades 14 and 16 of the Peshmerga Ministry during a ceremony in Erbil.

In September, the United States provided the Kurdish forces with military equipment worth $250 million.

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