Jabar Yawar: U.S. and Germany suspended military trainings to the Peshmerga

15/5/2019 16:07:00

The General Secretary of Peshmerga forces announced on wednesday that U.S. and Germany suspended military trainings to the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces amid heightened tensions in the region.


The General Secretary of Peshmerga forces, Jabar Yawar told PUKmedia: "As a means of self-protection, U.S. and Germany has suspended all military activities like training and advising the Peshmerga and all Iraqi forces", adding that "until now we have not received an official letter to inform us of such decisions."


He pointed out that, "They have suspended all activities in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq due to heightened tension of the situation, but they say that suspension of the training is temporary."


The General Secretary of Peshmerga also said: "The coalition forces have trained military trainers for us who are now qualified to train our forces, so if those countries stop their training, as ministry of Peshmerga we will hire these trainers to train our forces."





PUKmedia Exclusive


A Kurdish guy saves the lives of 6 people

A Kurdish guy from Raniya is called a hero for saving the lives of 6 people in UK.


A fire broke out in a car carrying six people on a road in the UK. At the time, a Kurdish g...

»  Kurdish stand at the international student culture festival in Warsaw
»  US ambassador-designate to Bulgaria named

Taimur of Anfal: Survivor of the Samawa mass graves

Taimur Abdulla Ahmed, known as Taimor of Anfal, is one of the survivors of the Anfal crimes committed by Saddam Hussein's regime against the people of Kurdistan in the 1980s.


»  Bafel Talabani: Another intra-Kurdish conflict will not happen
»   Kurdish novelist Burhan Sonmez: ‘The only way out is to criticise loudly’

IPCC report: The world gets hungrier, but the land is exhausted – from us and from climate change

The UN's scientific body on climate change highlights in a new report the strong connection between land use and climate change. A radical change in the food system is key to people's livelihoods a...

»  Climate crisis reducing land’s ability to sustain humanity, says IPCC
»  Revealing the number of Yazidis in the grip of ISIS