Ger­many sends med­i­cal team to treat Pesh­marga forces

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Ur­sula von der Leyen, Ger­many's De­fence Min­is­ter an­nounced that her gov­ern­ment will send a med­i­cal team from the Ger­man Army to Kur­dis­tan Re­gion to treat the mem­bers of the Kur­dish Pesh­marga forces who are in­jured dur­ing con­flicts, mainly due to mines.

Min­is­ter von der Leyen also stated that the Ger­man Army is ready to evac­u­ate those Pesh­mar­gas, whose in­juries are se­vere, to Ger­many for treat- ment.

Ac­cord­ing to von der Leyen, 70% of the in­jury cases among Pesh­mar­gas are due to land­mines planted by the ISIS fight­ers after re­treat­ing from ar­eas taken over by Pesh­mar­gas. And this is the very rea­son that has en­cour­aged Ger­many to send more mine de­tec­tors to the Pesh­marga Forces. The Ger­man De­fence Min­is­ter made th­ese state­ments dur­ing a visit to the Ham­mel­burg Base in Bavaria Re­gion, where Pesh­marga forces are be­ing trained on anti-tank weapons, 40 units of which are sup­posed to be given to Pesh­mar­gas along with 500 RBG units for their fight against ISIS ter­ror­ists.

Ger­many has promised to equip Pesh­marga forces with 10,000 light weapons, an­ti­tank weapons and mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles as well.

Ur­sula von der Leyen, Ger­many's De­fence Min­is­ter an­nounced that her gov­ern­ment will send a med­i­cal team from the Ger­man Army to Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

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