In February, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces will receive more Milan-rockets, the German Defence Minister has announced today. Moreover, the German parliament in an outright majority voted to send trainers to Iraqi Kurdistan. This despite of opposition of leftwing parties who claim the mission is unconstitutional.

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has announced in a television interview, that Germany will provide more heavy weapons and ammunition to the Kurds. Earlier the Kurds have asked the international community to provide more weapons.

According to the Defence Minister the struggle of the Kurds is also in the Germany’s interest. […]