The U.K. will continue to support Peshmerga forces militarily, Britain’s Chief of General Staff David Richards said Wednesday during a visit to the northern Iraqi city of Erbil.
Richards met with Kurdish Regional Government President Masoud Barzani and they discussed the ongoing war against Daesh, according to a statement on the KRG’s official website.
Richards claimed that Peshmerga fighters have defeated Daesh in northern Iraq.
“I hope the same thing will be happen in other regions of Iraq,” he said. “Our military aid will go on. We will provide all kinds of support to Peshmerga in all steps.”
Britain is part of the U.S.-led international coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh targets since September 2014.
Meanwhile, Barzani is expected to pay a visit to Washington next week, diplomatic sources said.
The sources added that during the three-day visit, Barzani will ask U.S. President Barack Obama for more support in the fight against Daesh, including heavy arms for Peshmerga fighters.