Germany sends medical team to treat Peshmarga forces
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.