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Posted: 8/13/2014 4:34:30 AM EDT



http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28770519

France will supply arms to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours", French President Francois Hollande has announced.

France has received approval from authorities in Baghdad for the decision, French media reports say.

Kurdish forces have been fighting militants from the Islamic State (IS) group. The conflict has displaced thousands of people.

The US has also reportedly begun supplying weapons to the Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga.

A statement from Mr Hollande's office said the move was "in response to the urgent need expressed by the regional authorities in Kurdistan".

"For several days, France has had the necessary measures in place to support the operational capabilities of the forces fighting IS," the statement said.

Link Posted: 8/13/2014 4:36:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2014 4:37:13 AM EDT by Tony-Ri]
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Are we talking a couple crates of old FALs and some ammo, or more like some Mirages and trained pilots and FFL coming in as advisers?
Link Posted: 8/13/2014 5:36:38 AM EDT
with the rising issues of Islam in France, they may well wish they'd had those arms a year from now..
Link Posted: 8/13/2014 5:37:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2014 5:44:44 AM EDT by criio1]
The french delivers rifles.


Like new, only dropped once



Link Posted: 8/13/2014 5:38:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2014 5:39:15 AM EDT by TacticalHeater]
Kurds deserve that country... they are the only ones who's willing to still die for it. Probably our closest allies to date in that shit hole, they put their lives on the lines for our soldiers.


Arm the fuck out of them.
Link Posted: 8/13/2014 5:39:36 AM EDT
Good for France. If there's any people who have been shat upon in that area, it's the Kurds.
Link Posted: 8/13/2014 5:49:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
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Are we talking a couple crates of old FALs and some ammo, or more like some Mirages and trained pilots and FFL coming in as advisers?
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Remember those ships they were going to sell the Russians?
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