The Kurdistan Regional Government has sent 620 wounded Peshmerga abroad to receive medical treatment, a Peshmerga official has revealed.
Head of the Health Department of the Peshmerga Ministry Mohsin Mohammed told BasNews that a total of 98 Peshmerga have been treated for free in Jordan, India, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Turkey and Germany.
Mohammed said that 60 more Peshmerga are now waiting to be sent abroad.
“Luxembourg, Czech Republic, France, Georgia and Hungary have shown willingness to provide medical treatment for the Peshmerga,” Mohammed said. “But we are waiting for their final decision.”
BasNews has learned that 13 injured Peshmerga are scheduled to travel to India soon. Tthe Indian government will cover the costs of their care.
Since the start of the war against Islamic State in northern Iraq in mid-2014, up to 1,500 Kurdish Peshmerga have been killed with over 5,000 injured.