US sales $ 295.6 million arms to Peshmerga


US sales $ 295.6 million arms to Peshmerga

Added date : 2017-04-20 14:34

NEWS CENTER - US State Department says it has approved $ 295.6 million weapons sale to Iraq for Peshmerga forces

US sales $ 295.6 million arms to Peshmerga

The US State Department issued a written statement on the sale of arms for two infantry and two artillery brigades belonging to Peşmerge on Iraq's "request".

“These infantry and artillery brigades will work with the central government under the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (IKBY) Peshmerga Ministry,” the statement said, adding that the total value of the sale was $ 295.6 million.

Some of the weapons approved for sale were reported to include:

“4400 pieces of M16 A4, 46 pieces of 2- calibres DShK50, 186 pieces of M240B weapon, 36 pieces of Hammer military vehicle, 17 pieces of shot-proof Hammer military vehicle, 12 pieces of 3 KW military purpose generator, numerous bullet-proof vests and military uniform, special howitzer system and Electronic Sonar System for chemical guns, the special CPS and the military SPS equipment.”

In addition, some Armored Personnel vehicles, military ambulances, fuel tanks required for the transfer of fuel is also expected to be among the inventory to be sold.

While the Defense Security Cooperation Agency has informed the US Congress on the subject on March 18th, the US State Department issued a total of $ 22 billion in arms sales to Iraq under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program since 2005. (ILKHA)

YASAL UYARI: Yayınlanan yazılı haber, fotoğraf ve videonun tüm hakları İlke Haber Ajansı A.Ş.'ye aittir. Hiçbir surette haber, fotoğraf ve videonun tamamı veya bir kısmı yazılı sözleşme yapılmadan veya abone olmadan kullanılamaz.

“My faith and my children bond me with the life”

“My faith and my children bond me with the life”

2017-05-26 11:41:07

The disabled man who attention-grabbing by his sympathetic and cheerful behavior, said that they are faith and his family that bond him with the life.

The last lap of “International Civilizations Cycling Tour” held in Diyarbakır

The last lap of “International Civilizations Cycling Tour” held in Diyarbakır

2017-05-26 10:42:27

The last lap of the “International Civilizations Cycling Tour” took place in Diyarbakır which the first tour was in Mardin and the second in Batman.

“Coup opponents want to be punished by emergency state”

“Coup opponents want to be punished by emergency state”

2017-05-25 17:47:18

Mahmut Irtem, ILKHA General Manager, reacted to the rejection of their application of training staff to Turkish Employment Agency’s [ISKUR] “On-the-Job Training Program”, indicating that the opponents of the coup want to be punished by state of emergency.

All news

Hope-Gate Association ready for Ramadan

Hope-Gate [Umut Kapısı] Food Bank Association, which operates in Diyarbakır, completed preparations for Ramadan.

“HAMAS will never give Palestinian lands to israel”

HAMAS's Foreign Relations Officer Usame Hamdan, who came to Diyarbakir for a series of visits, said that they would never give their land to Israel.

Turkiye isolates Austria from NATO

According to information based on NATO diplomats, due to the tension between Ankara and Vienna, Austrian troops will not be able to exercise together with NATO countries and will not participate in important alliance programs of the alliance.

Trump protested in Palestine

In support of Palestinian prisoners who continue hunger strike action in occupation prisons, the Palestinians marched in the town of Beytlahim [Bethlehem], in south of West Bank, protesting US President Donald Trump's visit to the region.

HAMAS delegation visits HUDA PAR

Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement HAMAS's External Relations Officer Usame Hamdan visited HUDA PAR Diyarbakır Provincial Presidency.

All news