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US extends military support for Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

The renewed agreement entails further steps to reform peshmerga forces as Pentagon aims to prepare Iraq’s forces for long-term self-sufficiency.
Iraqi-Kurdish peshmerga officers.

The United States renewed its agreement with Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Wednesday to continue providing security support in the wake of the war against the Islamic State (IS).

The Pentagon’s top official for international security affairs, Celeste Wallander, and Kurdistan Region’s Minister of Peshmerga Affairs Shoresh Ismail Abdullah inked a four-year extension to the original 2016 memorandum during a ceremony in Erbil.

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