A cache of new weapons and military supplies has recently been flown in to Erbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan.
A well-placed source told BasNews that the new weapons reached Erbil airport a few days ago.
“The new supplies arrived in Erbil, but the specific type of weapons still unknown,” said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity, due to the sensitivity of the subject.
Secretary General of the Peshmerga Ministry Jabar Yawar told BasNews that as a confidential military matter, he couldn’t reveal details of the shipment.
Yawar did however say that any weapons arriving in Kurdistan will distributed among Kurdish forces on the front lines by the Peshmerga Ministry.
Since the start of attacks by Islamic State militants on the Kurdistan Region, world powers including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Turkey have provided military support to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
Kurdish leaders have repeatedly requested that the international community provide heavy weapons to the Peshmerga to help push the extremists from northern Iraq as well as from the besieged city of Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan.