Peshmerga fighters in need sell German weapons on the black market

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German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (L) visits the Bnaslawa training camp for training Peshmerga fighters, in Erbil, Iraq, 27 October 2015.

German daily, Zeit Online, reported that according to a research conducted by German broadcasters NDR and WDR, the weapons sold in the black market were several assault rifles and a pistol


Assault rifles and a pistol from German military stocks were sold in Iraq’s black market, according to a research conducted by German broadcasters NDR and WDR.

The journalists – investigators found several G3 assault rifles and a P1 pistol, belonging to Bundeswehr (Germany's military) in the northern Iraqi cities of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah. The weapons apparently came from stocks, which the German government delivered to the Kurdish autonomous government in northern Iraq to help the regional a...


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