Iraq: Baghdad And Washington Move To Support Peshmerga

August 4, 2014 | 1529 GMT
The United States has reportedly agreed Aug. 4 to provide weapons to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to help in combating Islamic State militants, according to a high-ranking Kurdish source, Rudaw reported. President Masoud Barzani of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region also authorized an offensive, also according to Rudaw. Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered the Iraqi air force to support the Peshmerga.