Kurdish Peshmerga troops participate in an intensive
security deployment against Islamic State militants
France to supply arms to Kurds ‘in hours’
Paris, August 13, 2014
France will supply arms "in the coming hours" in response to a request for Iraq's Kurdish leadership, President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday.
"To meet the urgent needs voiced by the Kurdish regional authorities, the head of state (Hollande) decided in liaison with Baghdad to ship arms in the coming hours," said a statement by his office. – Reuters