A cargo plane carrying the first delivery of high-tech German weapons arrived in Erbil today, ready to boost Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against Islamic State militants.

“We assure you that we are beside you to tackle this crisis,” German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani at a press conference.

“It is clear that a lot of support has arrived but more is needed,” she added. […]