The German army (Bundeswehr) has delivered a huge shipment of weapons to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Iraq after Germany broke off supplies earlier in the year.

Around 70 tonnes of German weaponry – including 1,500 G36 assault rifles – arrived on Tuesday in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) reportson information from the Ministry of Defence.

The shipment also included 100 anti-tank missiles and three armoured vehicles.

Deliveries were halted after broadcaster NDR reported in January that German weapons were being sold in gun markets in Erbil and other cities.

The Defence Ministry demanded answers from Kurdish authorities after the weapons had been delivered for the express purpose for fighting terror group Isis.

The initial weapons shipment itself was controversial in Germany has it was the first time the government had supplied weaponry to an active war zone.

An investigation on the part of the Kurdish government came to the conclusion that, of the 28,000 weapons Germany had delivered to the Peshmerga, the Kurdish autonomous region’s military force, only 30 had been sold off illegally, the SZ reports.

Kurdish authorities have further pledged that none of the newly delivered weapons will find their way onto the open market.

The Peshmerga play an important role in the ground offensive against Isis, who control large parts of eastern Syria and western Iraq. Recent successes have seen Peshmerga forces take over villages around Mosul, one of the key urban centres under Isis control.

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Clever Matemba
Clever Matemba
2016-08-18 17:06

Anyone who is against Assad in Syria must not be supported

Adrian Russell
Adrian Russell
2016-08-18 17:38
Reply to  Clever Matemba

Truth is someones going to support them. That’s how the Rothchilds made there money. Backing Napoleon and Wellington.

ErikWar19
ErikWar19
2016-08-18 20:04
Reply to  Clever Matemba

everyone who hide behind hezbollah terrorist and claim to be an offical goverment, cant be supported….

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Unknown
2016-08-18 23:11
Reply to  ErikWar19

Everyone who is willing to betray one’s own country and pretend to be patriotic cant be supported

Boris Kazlov
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Boris Kazlov
2016-08-19 00:36
Reply to  ErikWar19

Another CIA troll parroting lame narratives about Hezbollah, their fighters go there voluntarily, the Syrian government does not hide but needs support to counter a powerful invasion from USrahell and its allies:Saudi, Qatari, Turkey, Ukraine, etc.

Jeff Lewin
Jeff Lewin
2016-08-18 20:51
Reply to  Clever Matemba

Adrian Russell They dropped Napoleon after he changed French laws to protect consumers, youths, widows, and the elderly from predatory corporations and financiers.

Richard Hedditch
Richard Hedditch
2016-08-18 16:46

Germany has a Zionist Occupation government. Such has been the case since 1945.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 18:44

Stupid conspiracy theory from the “Protocol of the Elders of Zion” which is nothing else than a plagiarism of “Dialogues in h**l”, replacing Napoleon III by the jews! In other terms, a total forgery!

Milad Dehghani
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Milad Dehghani
2016-08-18 19:36
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

stupid conspiracy theory!!! you got noble price from Zionism.

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Jens Holm
2016-08-21 06:12
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Thats right.

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Jens Holm
2016-08-21 06:11

Very sharp censortship, where You are.

Jack
Jack
2016-08-18 16:47

Has Turkey commented on Germany’s decision to restart arms shipments to the Kurds?

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 18:47
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We should consider giving Aster15/30 missiles to the kurds in case s.o. is willing to use aircrafts or even ballistic missiles to bomb them…

Renzo Olcese Maniak
Renzo Olcese Maniak
2016-08-18 17:30

The Kurds said it from the beginning: give us weapons and we’ll take care of daesh ourselves.

George Ehrlekrona
George Ehrlekrona
2016-08-18 17:14

So that’s why the Kurds now fight the Syrian army!!!

Clever Matemba
Clever Matemba
2016-08-18 17:27

They are being sponsored to cause mayhem in Syria and Turkey. If there is division and groupings then Uncle will find it easy to superintendent over all.
It’s divide and rule tactic

ErikWar19
ErikWar19
2016-08-18 20:12

not all kurds fight against the syrian army, one one syrian regional police organisation in a syrian city (not iraq- kurds dickhead) got in a conflict with syrian forces, while kurdish civilians demonstrated for peace between both sides, while SAA send bombers to bomb these civilians ONCE AGAIN http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-airforce-strikes-kurds-hasakah-amid-intensifying-clashes-report-video/ f*****g ABOUT THESE PEOPLE IN SYRIA. they started before Local activists reported that Syrian and Kurdish officials met this afternoon and agreed on a ceasefire, didnt stoped onc ein their flight and bombed the city…the syrian goverment later argued, that the trust were broken….so yea…not changing the directions of your bombers… Read more »

Jonathan Richer
Jonathan Richer
2016-08-19 01:23

It’s kurds in Iraq

Zoe Taylor
Zoe Taylor
2016-08-18 16:56

Oh and now training up solders in Libya too!

Milad Dehghani
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Milad Dehghani
2016-08-18 19:31

they will fight against Iraq government very soon. the division is the mainly plan at beginning all of the chaos . why now they want to help them.

Jeff Lewin
Jeff Lewin
2016-08-18 20:52

Way to go, Chancellor Merkel, I nominate you for the 2016 Greatest International Shabbish Goy award.

Jeff Lewin
Jeff Lewin
2016-08-18 20:56

Stateless Kurds think to improve their situation. They do not know they are trifling with the same interests that devastated practically all of Latin America with Western and Israeli covert operations, subjecting people, governments, and economies to the domination of profligate corporations and banks. At best, the Kurds will be treated treated as pawns and shabbish goyim.

abuslaimen
abuslaimen
2016-08-18 21:46

there gonna need it very soon trust me

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Prince Teutonic
2016-08-18 23:12

Is that a Dutch cargo plane in the background?

Erik
Erik
2016-08-19 07:27

Germany starts sending weapons to Kurds again