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Coalition to Arm Two New Peshmerga Brigades: Official

The US-led Global Coalition will arm two Peshmerga brigades that are planned to be formed in the near future, said an official.

“As part of the reform plan, the Peshmerga ministry is working to establish two new brigades… and the Coalition has promised to provide all the military equipment,” Major General Babakir Faqe, head of Peshmerga media department, told BasNews on Tuesday.

Faqe pointed out that the US-led Coalition continues to train and equip the current Peshmerga units as part of the global efforts to fully eliminate the Islamic State (IS).

The official also noted that the US support is vital and will significantly help the institutionalization of a united and national force for the Kurdistan Region. Source