Home > News > World
Thursday August 28, 2014 MYT 1:05:12 AM
Thursday August 28, 2014 MYT 1:06:23 AM
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government approved supplying of ammunition to Kurdish forces in Iraq, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, in an apparent move to help them fight Islamic State insurgents who have overrun wide areas of northern Iraq.
The agency, without quoting its source, said the government agreed to supply ammunition for Kalashnikov assault rifles and machine guns, as well as hand grenades and ammunition for rocket-propelled grenades.
It said the ammunition, worth about $2 million, would be transported to Iraq by U.S. forces. On Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Canada and Albania had committed to providing "arms and equipment" to Kurdistan, a part of northern Iraq whose forces are allied with the central Baghdad government against Islamic State.
(Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
EU's Ashton to stay on until end of Iran nuclear talks
Small avalanches hamper final search for Nepal storm survivors
Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes over as Indonesia's president
Japanese PM Abe suffers setback as two ministers quit
Polish president wants euro decision after 2015 vote - report
Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders
Road trip heaven: That’s Route US 84 out of Sante Fe
Japan man jailed for making guns with 3D printer
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)