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Parliament Approves Funding For Kurdish Peshmerga

January 23 2019


The Iraqi government has agreed to increase funding for Kurdish peshmerga forces, reports Kurdistan 24.

On Sunday, the Parliament's Security and Defense Committee approved a US$57 million increase to the defense ministry budget to cover the salaries of Kurdish peshmerga forces, said a Kurdish official following the meeting.

The committee recognized the important role peshmerga forces played in the fight against the Islamic State, including the battle to liberate Mosul and its...

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