Seven countries joined United States in arming Iraqi Kurds against ISIS

Seven countries joined the United States (US) in arming the Peshmerga Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq against Islamic...

Created On: Aug 28, 2014 16:17 IST

Seven countries joined the United States (US) in arming the Peshmerga Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on 26 August 2014. These seven countries are Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. This was announced by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.

The announcement comes two weeks after Hagel commissioned a U.S.-led working group to accelerate resupply efforts to Kurdish forces.

These developments comes after outgunning of the Kurdish forces by ISIS group in August 2014, which had overrun Iraqi military bases and acquired equipment and ammunition in June 2014.

Other than this, US also is expected to get helping hand from countries like Australia, Berlin, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates (UAE). The air campaign would be supported by Britain and Australia. Turkey is expected to give access of its military base and the financial support is expected from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE.

This development comes close on the heels of US President Barack Obama authorising surveillance of flights over Syria on 26 August 2014.

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