Scores of Peshmerga trained in Germany are now operating heavy weapons on the frontlines against Islamic State (IS).
Peshmerga Forces’ Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Jamal Mohammed told BasNews that over 120 Peshmerga has so far received dedicated heavy weapons training, including MILAN anti-tank systems, and are now operating on the frontlines.
Mohammed explained that one of the IS insurgents’ favoured methods of attack is with armoured vehicle-bourne improvised explosive devices. “The only way to stop them is to target the car bombs with MILAN rockets,” he added.
According to the Peshmerga ministry official website, 34 more Peshmerga will soon return from Germany after completion of special military training.
Rebwar Hasan, a trainee currently in Germany, told BasNews that they started the training courses especially on MILAN missile two weeks ago, and will soon reunite with their colleagues on the frontline against IS.