By Patrick M Schmidt.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has welcomed forty German military advisors who will begin training Peshmerga security forces on weapons newly received from Germany. The advisors have previous experience training foreign militaries.
The German military assistance package is valued at $92 million and is aimed to assist in their fight against the Islamic State (IS).
The military assistance is accompanied by $65 million humanitarian aid package to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to help alleviate the refugee crisis in the region.
(Picture: KRG Peshmerga)