Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek has announced plans by his country to supply arms to the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to support their battle against the Islamic State terror group.

Zaoralek said the Czech government considered supplying weapons to Kurdish troops because Islamist fighters have increased access to modern arms.

“The Kurdish side is not sufficiently armed to face such [militants],” Zaoralek told local news agency CTK. […]