By Patrick M Schmidt.
Kurdish security forces have announced that a military airport will open in Erbil that will be the receiving point for international military assistance to the regional government. Iraqi, Kurdish and American forces will jointly operate the airbase.
While the Kurdish security forces have already received weapons from the United States, they have also received pledges of arms support from Canada, France, Italy, Finland, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Weapons training from the respective supply state will also occur before the weapons are given to frontline Kurdish forces.
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