Two cargo planes carrying Turkish military aid to Iraqi soldiers arrived in Baghdad on March 3, a Turkish official told the Hürriyet Daily News, stressing that the assistance includes non-lethal military equipment aid for 500 soldiers of the central government.

The military aid includes camouflage desert caps, assault vests, helmets, sleeping bags, blankets for 500 soldiers, and 50 cold weather tents, according to the official. Turkey will continue to provide non-lethal equipment if needed, said the official.

Two C-130 military planes landed at a military air base 20 kilometers east of the Iraqi capital, Anadolu Agency reported. […]