Last August, Germany pledged weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State. It looks like Berlin made good on its promise.
A small arms batch consisting of G36 and G3 rifles has filtered to the front lines, with Kurdish forces using them around Shingal and Sinjar. Photos released by the Kurdistan Regional Government in February showBundeswehr advisers instructing Kurdish forces how to use the weapons.
Germany also supplied MILAN anti-tank guided missiles and Panzerfaust 3 rockets. We discussed the German weapons deployments last November. As suspected, the missiles proved their effectiveness against armored vehicles during the ongoing campaign around Mosul and Kirkuk. […]