The Kurdish Peshmerga delegation has arrived in Europe and plans to ask for more military aid for Kurdish forces against the Islamic State militants.
A delegation from the Kurdish Peshmerga forces has asked the Belgian government for more weapons, reports Dutch newspaper Telegraaf.
A Peshmerga delegation that spoke at a parliament hearing said Islamic State (IS) has tanks, drones and modern weapons, while the Peshmerga forces are continuing to get by with old Soviet weapons.
Former Peshmerga Minister Sheikh Jafar Mustafa Ali therefore called on Belgium for assistance with intelligence, training, ammunition and chemical attack protection.
Belgium has sent ten military advisors to Iraq, who work from Baghdad. The Kurds are keen to receive support from the Belgian militiary.
“Baghdad works against us,” said Jafar Mustafa Ali. “We don’t receive our budget, and Baghdad is hindering arm deliveries to Kurdistan,” he said.