News story: UK gifts arms and ammunition to Kurdish regional government

At the request of the government of Iraq to provide urgent military support, the UK will supply heavy machine guns and nearly half-a-million rounds of ammunition. This will give the Kurdish Peshmerga forces additional firepower in order to help them defend the front line, protect civilians and push back ISIL advances.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:


ISIL militants are guilty of shocking brutality. So I am pleased that we will supply weapons to the Kurdish forces who are at the front line of combating their violent extremism.

We have already provided body armour and other protective equipment as well as ammunition from our partners; these weapons will help the Kurdish forces in taking the fight to these barbaric terrorists.

The UK is committed to assisting the government of Iraq by alleviating the humanitarian suffering of those Iraqis targeted by ISIL terrorists; promoting an inclusive, sovereign and democratic Iraq that can push back on ISIL advances and restore stability and security across the country.

The RAF continues to transport military equipment and ammunition on behalf of other countries as well as providing UK non-lethal military equipment including body armour, helmets and ration packs. Today a flight flew into Erbil in northern Iraq carrying the latest support package.

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AT55

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Pity the Kurds don't use much 9mm Ammo as the Army used to shed loads of rubbish 9mm. I wonder if the MOD will buy ant more ammo from India?
 
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Pity the Kurds don't use much 9mm Ammo as the Army used to shed loads of rubbish 9mm. I wonder if the MOD will buy ant more ammo from India?
I think you're about 30 years out of date on that one. At least the RAF is flying the stuff directly into Erbil now, instead of it heading to Bagdad and being stockpiled and not handed on to those who need it.
 

Maple

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May I suggest we dump all our......I mean gift all our wonderful SA80s? Perhaps to the other side if we really want to feck them?
 

S0I

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May I suggest we dump all our......I mean gift all our wonderful SA80s? Perhaps to the other side if we really want to feck them?

I believe Mozambique was so impressed with its gifted SA80's they turned them into chairs and tables.
 

Daxx

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Don't expect a pay rise in April
 

Maple

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I believe Mozambique was so impressed with its gifted SA80's they turned them into chairs and tables.

Sushhhhhh, my stalkers will be along shortly to sing the praises of the tin-plate special and curse the blasphemers that remember real rifles.....I'm quite flattered in a way....
 

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