Coalition officials visit Peshmerga logistics base
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – US Colonel Patrick Douglas and Peshmerga officials visited the general logistics directorate of the Ministry of Peshmerga on Thursday.
The Ministry of Peshmerga tweeted that the purpose of the visit was to "investigate the needs & shortages of some of the storages."
"Professionals know logistics. Military success is dependent upon the ability to sustain the force," Col. Todd Burroughs, Deputy Director of the US-led coalition's Military Advisor Group North, tweeted on Friday.
Professionals know logistics. Military success is dependent upon the ability to sustain the force. Focus on sustainment and logistics will ensure that the #Peshmerga are operationally ready to #DefeatDaesh.#PeshmergaProfessionalism#AdviseAssistEnable #StrongerTogether https://t.co/kk5fXtAtlx— Deputy Director MAG-North Colonel Todd Burroughs (@DepDirMAGN) February 25, 2022
"Focus on sustainment and logistics will ensure that the #Peshmerga are operationally ready to #DefeatDaesh," he added, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.
The latest Pentagon Inspector General's quarterly report on the US-led campaign against ISIS, covering the period Oct. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021, said that Kurdish Security Forces (KSF) conducted 1,650 independent operations against ISIS between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2021.
It noted these operations by Kurdish Peshmerga forces "included presence patrols, clearance patrols, observation posts, temporary checkpoints, and reconnaissance missions."
The report also noted that the KSF conducted 29 partnered operations with coalition forces, the ISF (Iraqi Security Forces), or other partner forces from October to December.
The coalition said that the Peshmerga units' basic capability was "adequate in the deterrence of concerted ISIS infiltration" but also pointed out "that ISIS conducted successful attacks along the KCL (Kurdish Coordination Line), particularly toward the end of the quarter."