Peshmerga unit joining Ministry of Peshmerga receives ammunition
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Colonel Todd Burroughs, Deputy Director of the US-led coalition’s Military Advisor Group North, told Kurdistan 24 on Monday that the 2nd Support Forces Command received ammunition from the Ministry of Peshmerga’s M4 Warehouse.
Coalition Advisors work with @KRG_MOPE logistics personnel during an initial distribution of crucial ammunition and weapons to the 2nd Support Forces Command, since their transfer to the MoPA.#AdviseAssistEnable #Peshmerga @CJTFOIR pic.twitter.com/1FltBTfm0T— Deputy Director MAG-North Colonel Todd Burroughs (@DepDirMAGN) February 28, 2022
“2nd Support Forces Command (a group formerly affiliated to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) has been formally transitioned under the Ministry of Peshmerga as part of the Peshmerga Reform process,” Colonel Todd Burroughs told Kurdistan 24.
“The ammunition provided to the 2nd Support Forces Command is an example of this logistical support that will be used for their training and operations to defeat Daesh (ISIS),” he said. “The Second Support Forces Command greatly enhances the capabilities of the Peshmerga resident under the MoPA, supporting the Regional Guard Brigades with heavy weapons, engineer, artillery, and mobility assets.”
“Unification of both 1st and 2nd Support Forces Commands under the MoPA is a significant step in the Peshmerga Reform process.”
The Netherlands, the US, the UK, and Germany form the unique Multi-National Advisory Group (MNAG) that enthusiastically supports the project to establish a modern, effective, affordable, and accountable Peshmerga force under the control of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
As part of those efforts, Kurdish leaders decided last year to put heavy support units of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Unit 80 and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Unit 70 under the command of the Ministry of Peshmerga.
The MNAG welcomed the move.