US sending arms to Iraqi Kurds, officials say

August 11, 2014 7:14 PM

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US sending arms to Iraqi Kurds, officials say

The Obama administration had been selling arms directly to the government in Baghdad. Now, officials say arms are going directly to the peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq.

Sydney — The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior US officials said Monday.

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