The US-led Global Coalition to Combat the Islamic State has delivered a new batch of military vehicles to support the Peshmerga forces in their ongoing battle against terrorism.
#FranklySpeaking #ISIS is still a serious threat in the region and is reorganizing in the mountains aroun #Erbil in #iraq '>Norther #Iraq , @sirwan_mustafa '>Peshmerga Genera @sirwan_mustafa tell @FranklySpeaking |
Peshmerga soldiers are taking part in combat training to gain the skills necessary to fight & thrive on the battlefield. The female soldiers have proven their role as a vital component of the military & as defenders of their homeland. @CJTFOIR is committed to partner with them.
peshmerga'>Female Peshmerga forces have become active fighters on the front lines of the battle against ISIS. These women fight bravely and demonstrate that they are a valuable asset to combat forces.
Earlier today the Coalition divested 98 vehicles to our Peshmerga partners through the Counter ISIS train and equip fund. Vehicles divested include ambulances, armored Humvees, and regular trucks. We remain committed to supporting our partners as they fight to #DefeatDaesh .
Today I received US delegations led by James Jeffrey, Special Envoy to the Global Coalition against ISIS, and General Kevin Kobsey, Deputy Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria, to discuss regional security and coordination between Peshmerga forces and Iraqi Army.
Six years ago, ISIS seized Mosul. A horror. Thank God the heroes of the Iraqi Security Forces, Mosul SWAT, Golden Brigade, & Peshmerga united to liberate Mosul w/ @CJTFOIR support. Rebuilding continues. The @coalition has provided $1.19 billion for humanitarian aid to Iraqis. ??
Encouraging talks with Maj Gen Eric Hill, Commander@SOJTFOIR , on tackling the recent resurgence of ISIS. He and I agree that the threat remains very real, and are committed to strengthening coordination between Peshmerga and Coalition forces as we work to eliminate it.
Today I chaired a productive meeting - joined by @qubadjt - of ministers to discuss Peshmerga modernisation and reform. Our Peshmerga are heroes. This government is committed to providing the support they deserve- mb.