Canada has agreed to provide Kurdish forces in northern Iraq with robots to defuse bombs and landmines, officials with the Kurdish military have announced.

Peshmerga Minister Mustafa Sayid Qadir and Secretary-General of Peshmerga Ministry Jabar Yawar told local journalists they had met with Canadian Ambassador to Iraq Bruno Saccomani in Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region.

“The Peshmerga Ministry with the Canadian Government has signed a military protocol,” the Peshmerga Ministry said in a statement. “According to the protocol, phase one will include a variety of military equipment for Peshmerga, the most important being the de-mining robots that can be used for finding and defusing mines and bombs.” […]