Iraq: Germany To Send Arms To Iraq

August 20, 2014 | 1711 GMT
The Bundestag approved the shipment of arms from Germany to Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq, Bloomberg reported Aug. 20. The government’s approval negates Germany’s post-WWII doctrine against shipping arms to countries involved in conflict. Soon after the German government’s decision, Italian legislators reportedly approved the shipment of weapons to Kurdish peshmerga in northern Iraq.